NY JUD § 2-b. General powers of courts of record
A court of record has power
1. to issue a subpoena requiring the attendance of a person found in the state to testify in a cause pending in that court, subject, however, to the limitations prescribed by law with respect to the portion of the state in which the process of the local court of record may be served;
2. to administer an oath to a witness in the exercise of the powers and duties of the court and;
3. to devise and make new process and forms of proceedings, necessary to carry into effect the powers and jurisdiction possessed by it.