Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do we have to come here on the weekend for jury service?

    Court is not in session for jury selections on the weekend.

  • 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 get a list of cases an attorney is on?

    Login to CM/ECF with your pacer account.

    Select Query

    Enter the attorneys last name and first name and select (type) attorney. 

    Press Run Query.

  • 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 add parties to case I am opening?

    See pages (8 and the Appendix) of the attorney case opening manual for that information.

  • How do I check the court has received my completed questionnaire through eJuror?

    You will not be notified by the Court that your questionnaire has been received, other than the confirmation that is received when you submit the form. If you are qualified, you may receive a summons in the future with a date for jury service. You WILL NOT receive any response from the Court if you have been Disqualified, Excused or Exempt from serving.

  • 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 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 get reimbursed for tolls on the way to court for jury service if I use EZ-Pass?

    When you receive your monthly bill, itemize the days in which you served at the court and mail it in. Make sure you include your name, address, and summons date on the receipt.

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