FAQs: CM_ECF

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  • Does the court allow attorneys to file new cases via CM/ECF?

    Yes, NYED does allow attorneys admitted to the EDNY bar  to file new cases through CM/ECF. Click here for information on attorney case opening.

  • Does the Court allow the electronic filing of audio files?

    No, not at this time.

  • How can I view pdfs from a NEF on a MAC?

    To view pdf's from the NEF:

    1. Launch TinkerTool
    2) Go to the Safari Menu
    3) Select Disable native support for display of PDF documents
    4) Relaunch Safari

    You can also try...

    Use Safari from your email
    or
    Install the mozilla/firefox and then install the add-on (Firefox PDF Plugin for MAC OS X)

  • How do I add a Arbitrator to a Case?

    1. Docket the event ( Selection of Arbitrator)

    2, On the screen, Search for a party screen, then add the party to with the role type of Arbitrator.

    3. Update the party from pro se No to pro se not allowed to electronically file.

    4. Add contact information,  such as office name, address, city, state, zip, phone/ fax and email address.

    5.  Check off Show this address on the docket sheet.

     

  • How do I add a Mediator to a Case?

    1. Docket the event ( Selection of Mediator)

    2, On the screen, Search for a party screen, then add the party to with the role type of Mediator.

    3. Update the party from pro se No to pro se not allowed to electronically file.

    4. Add contact information,  such as office name, address, city, state, zip, phone/ fax and email address.

    5.  Check off Show this address on the docket sheet.

     

  • How do I e-file on a Criminal case?

    A video tutorial on how to file on a criminal case is located on the Pacer site at :
    http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ecfcbt/dc/crmotion/

     

  • How do I file a fully briefed/bundled motion with 100+ attachments?
    Contact docketing section for your case at (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010.

     

  • How do I file a fully briefed/bundled motion?
    Select the motion event, select yourself( the attorney) making the filing. Attach all of the pdfs, add or select all appropriate descriptions for the attachments.
    IE.
    Plaintiffs Affidavit in Opposition
    Defendants Memorandum in Support
     
    Select "Fully Briefed" from the motion pretext dropdown list, then add "on "behalf of all parties" in the docket text window.
     
    Your entry will look something like this...
    Fully Briefed Motion for Summary Judgment filed on behalf of all parties by....(Attorney Name)
    (Attachments: #1 Plaintiffs Affidavit in Opposition, #2 Defendants Memorandum in Support)
     
  • How do I file a sealed answer to a complaint that is not sealed?
    • Docket the Answer to Complaint event attach ( with a redacted pdf(s))
    • Docket the Sealed Answer as (1 - Sealed Docket Entry and Document  - to be used......and Unredacted Document).
     
  • How do I go about requesting a refund of fees paid electronically on CM/ECF?

    You will need to file on the case a Motion for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically with the court.

  • How do I remove an attorney from a case?

    Local rule 1.4. provides in pertinent part that an" attorney who has appeared as attorney of record for a party may be relieved or displaced only by an order of the Court . . . ."  Accordingly, court approval is needed to substitute one attorney for another attorney who has appeared, even if from the same law firm (because individual attorneys, not law firms, appear as counsel of record).  In many instances where one attorney at a firm is being removed while one or more other attorneys at the same firm continue to represent a party, a simply letter motion to the magistrate judge explaining why the attorney should be removed (e.g., has left the firm) is sufficient.

     

     

  • How do I substitute an attorney from the same law firm on a case?

    Local rule 1.4. provides in pertinent part that an" attorney who has appeared as attorney of record for a party may be relieved or displaced only by an order of the Court . . . ."  Accordingly, court approval is needed to substitute one attorney for another attorney who has appeared, even if from the same law firm (because individual attorneys, not law firms, appear as counsel of record).  In many instances where one attorney at a firm is being removed while one or more other attorneys at the same firm continue to represent a party, a simply letter motion to the magistrate judge explaining why the attorney should be removed (e.g., has left the firm) is sufficient.

     

     

     

     

  • How far back does the PACER database go with records for the US District Court - EDNY?

    For Civil Cases: All cases filed or reopened on or after January 1, 1990, and all PENDING cases filed prior to that date.

    For Criminal and Magistrate Cases: All cases filed or reopened on or after July 15, 1991, and all PENDING cases filed or reopened prior to that date.

  • How many days is the first free view on a NEF?

    This free view is only available during the first 15 days after the docket entry is made.

  • I am a pro se filer trying to file something under seal and I am receiving this error message - You are not authorized to seal an entry or document.

    Please contact the court (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010 to make arraignments for filing.

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