Welcome to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Eastern District has 28 Article III Judges  and 15 Magistrate Judges. The district comprises the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk and concurrently with the Southern District, the waters within the counties of Bronx and New York. The Eastern District has a population of eight million people.

Notices:

IN RE: CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PANDEMIC
March 30, 2020: One Administrative Order has been issued today by Chief Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf:
Administrative Order 2020-13 Use of Videoconferencing or Telephone Conferencing in Criminal Matters pursuant to the CARES Act
March 27, 2020: One Administrative Order was issued by Chief Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf:
Administrative Order 2020-12 Service of Process by the United States Marshal is suspended in certain cases in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic
March 18, 2020: One Administrative Order was issued by Chief Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf:
Administrative Order 2020-11 Supplemental Order Regarding Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Matters and Continuance of Jury Trials and Exclusion of Time Under The Speedy Trial Act
March 17, 2020: Three Administrative Orders were issued by Chief Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf:
Administrative Order 2020-08 addresses supplemental restrictions on entry to the Courthouses of the EDNY
Administrative Order 2020-09 suspends the requirement for in-person appearances for Attorney Admissions to the Bar of the EDNY
Administrative Order 2020-10 suspends Petty Offense proceedings under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19

The Clerk's Office in both Brooklyn, NY, and Central Islip, NY, will be open to the public during the following hours beginning March 19, 2020, and until further notice:
Weekdays: 10:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Financial transactions will NOT be accepted after 2:45PM. At all other times a drop box will be available for paper filings.
Attorneys filing with this court are strongly encouraged to file electronically. Paper filings may be delayed.

March 16, 2020:
Administrative Order 2020-06 addresses jury trials, the Speedy Trial Act, and other issues.
Administrative Order 2020-07 addresses naturalization.


March 9, 2020: Two new administrative orders were entered with regard to the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. See Administrative Order 2020-04 here (regarding the presentation of detainees at court) and Administrative Order 2020-05 here (regarding restrictions on certain person from entering the courthouses).

The Board of Judges for the Eastern District of New York has appointed a Merit Selection Panel to consider appointments to each of three vacancies (one current in each office and one upcoming in Brooklyn) to an 8-year term. Applications are due by April 27, 2020. See the public announcement and application here.

As of 2/19/2020, the Eastern District of New York has adopted a new CJA Plan as approved by the Judicial Council of the Second Circuit. Please find the announcement here.

Anyone receiving a jury questionnaire can fill it out on our eJuror Website.

- Notice to All Attorneys and Other Filers:
Sharing PACER account credentials with third-party service providers or designating providers as a secondary recipients of Notices of Electronic Filing or Notices of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will grant access to restricted case information and documents in violation of court orders (either through sealing, filing ex parte or other restrictions to access) and/or federal rules. Ensure that your security practices keep restricted documents and other information secure in accordance with court order(s) and Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. Fee exempt users may not share the documents they obtain from PACER under the exemption unless expressly authorized by the court. See Fed. R.Civ. P. 5.2(e); Fed. R.Crim. P. 49.1(e),(g).

- An advance fee scheme using fraudulent documents has been operating using this court's address. See more here.