New York Legal Overview: Elmira-Corning
The Elmira-Corning metro area in New York has been divided into two separate statistical areas. One is the Elmira metropolitan area, which covers Chemung County, and the other one is the Corning micropolitan area covering Steuben County. Chemung County is served by the 6th Judicial District, while Steuben County is served by the 7th Judicial District. The supreme and county courts in each county are the main trial courts handling civil and criminal cases respectively. The main cities in the Elmira-Corning metro area are listed below.
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1. The Chemung County Supreme Court, located in Elmira, handles all civil cases filed in the county. The Chemung County Court, also located in Elmira, is charged with handling all the felony prosecutions. The Elmira City Court has limited jurisdiction over misdemeanors, small claims, civil cases not exceeding $15,000, and traffic violations. Steuben County also has supreme and county courts located in the county seat of Bath. The county also has city courts with limited jurisdiction located in Corning and Hornell.
Trending Legal Topics: Appeals against city court verdicts in either county are sent to their respective county courts. Chemung County comes under the Third Judicial Department while Steuben County comes under the Fourth Department. This means that appeals against supreme court trial verdicts in each county are sent to the respective department’s appellate division. The New York State Court of Appeals is the court of last resort. Federal cases in both counties must be filed with the Rochester Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.