Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 6. What is the fee for pro hac vice admission?

    $150.00

  • 7. I am an Assistant U.S. Attorney; must I apply for admission?

    No. You do not have to apply for admission, but if you leave the DOJ and enter private practice, you must apply for regular or pro hac vice admission.

  • 8. I am an attorney for a federal agency other than the DOJ; must I apply for pro hac vice admission?

    Yes, but your fee is waived and your Certificate of Good Standing may be issued within one year of filing.

  • 9. How do I request attorney admission information; who do I contact to request a name change on my CM/ECF account and/or admission record?

    Please contact the court at 718-613-2285 (Brooklyn) or 631-712-6030 (Central Islip).

  • A party we represent was dismissed, but we are still receiving notifications, how can we stop the notifications?

    Please file a Notice on the case requesting that the attorney be terminated from the case.  Once terminated, notifications will stop.

  • Are stipulations emailed to NYED, as they are in NYSD?

    No, filings for NYED cases are made via CM/ECF. The clerks office does not accept emailed filings.

  • Are there special setting for IE 11 to use with CM/ECF?

    Though IE version 11 is not supported by CM/ECF, you can try this setting.

    Under Tools - select  "compatability view settings" - under "add this website", type in uscourts.gov and add it to the list of websites.
     

  • Are there special settings for IE 11 to access eVoucher?
    Yes.
     
    1. Open the Internet Explorer Browser
    2. Navigate to the CJA eVoucher website
    3. Click on Tools icon 
    4. Select Compatibility View Settings
    5. Add uscourts.gov to compatibility view.
    6. Click Close
    7. Close the Internet Explorer browser and reopen the browser.  The website should display correctly now.
  • Can an attorney who is appearing pro se use their attorney cm/ecf account to file?

    No. If you appearing pro se and wish to file on the case, you would need to file a Motion for Leave to Allow Pro Se to Electronically File. If granted, you will be issued a pro se filing account.

  • Can I file my new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf?

    No, Pro se litigants may not file a new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf.

  • Can I file my papers electronically?

    Pro se litigants may not file electronically without the judge’s prior approval.  If you would like to electronically file your papers, you must make a written application to the judge and include information regarding your ability to use a computer and what computer access you have.

  • Can I postpone my jury duty or get excused via e-mail?

    We do not accept postponements or excusals via email. Please contact the Jury Office at (800) 587-6775 for further information.

  • Can I postpone my Jury Duty via email?

    All requests for postponements or excusals must be made IN WRITING no less than 10 DAYS prior to the summons date. Please use the postage-paid envelope provided with your summons and include a copy of your summons along with the request.

  • Can I still be a juror if I am not a citizen, or I am a non-resident,or an attorney?

    Proof must be provided in writing before the summons date. All proof should be accompanied with a copy of the summons and sent to the address on the face of the summons.

  • Can I use Chrome or Opera for ecf or pacer?

    Chrome and Opera does not work with ecf or pacer. Please use the recommended browsers.

    Firefox 15.x
    Internet Explorer 8 and 9.x
    Safari 5.1

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