Frequently Asked Questions

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  • I am trying to file a restricted docket entry/pdf and I am not being prompted for the pdf. How do I file?

    You must chose the primary event and the restricted utililty event.

    Examples

    1 -Exparte Document - to be used ONLY in conjunction with primary event selection
    Notice of Settlement

    1 -Exparte Docket Entry and Document - to be used ONLY in conjunction with primary event selection
    Withdraw as Attorney

    More information on filing is located here.

  • I am trying to file something under seal but I am receiving an error message SortDPF Failed what am I doing wrong?

    Click here  to review the sealed filing instructions for civil and criminal.

     

     

  • I am unsure what event code to use for a filing, is there someone I can contact to check on the correct code to use?

    You can contact the docketing department.  For Brooklyn cases (718 613-2610), for Long Island cases (631-712-6010).

  • I cannot find an event for filing discovery documents what event can I use?

    Please refer to Local Rule 5.1 regarding the filing of discovery documents.

  • I cannot locate the cm/ecf event listing, where is it now located?

    The event listing is no longer available.

    To search for an event:

    Login to cm/ecf, click Search on the menu bar and type in part of the name of the event you are looking for.

  • I did not pay the appeal filing fee when the notice of appeal was filed. How do I pay the fee now?

    Please contact an appeals clerk for assistance.
     

    Brooklyn (718) 613-2610
    Central Islip 
    (631) 712-6010

  • I discovered that my client has some assets and I want to be retained. What do I do?

    Pursuant to the Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures, Vol. VII, Section 2.22 E., no appointed attorney shall accept a payment from or on behalf of the person represented without authorization by the court on a CJA 7 Form. If your client wants to retain you, you must file a motion with the court to be allowed to do this. Your client may also be expected to repay the CJA fund for costs associated with your representation prior to being retained.

  • I filed a case and now when I click on the document number on the notification I get this error 'Cannot locate the case with caseid #####", how do I fix this?

    The error "Cannot locate the case with caseid #####", usually means that the case had extensive errors and is in the process of being corrected before a Judge is assigned.

    Please follow-up with the appropriate office:

    Brooklyn (718) 804-2722
    Central Islip (631) 712-6030
  • I filled out a fillable form, but it will not save. How can I correct this?

    Download the fillable form to your pc, launch adobe and open the form. Fill it out and save it.

  • I have a MAC and I need to know how to select multiple names when filing?

    Click on one of the party names and then press and hold the MAC command key and click on the other name(s).

  • I have a MAC, can I still participate in ECF?

    Yes

  • I have a motion and a memo in support to file, do I docket both as motions?

    NO. You can docket the motion and then add the memorandum in support as an attachment or docket the motion and then docket the memorandum in support. Never use the motion events for anything other than a motion.

  • I have numerous parties to add to the civil cover sheet, but they will not all fit. How can I make them all fit?

    If the names of all the parties cannot fit in the space provided, please write “see attached” in the space and attach an additional page with the full list of names.

  • I have to file a Notice of Change(Notice of Change of Address/Firm/Email), is there a court form?

    There is no court form for a Notice of Change of Address/Firm/Email.

  • I made a filing error and I need to edit the docket entry on a case, who do I contact?

    Once a filing has been made, it can only be corrected by an Order from the court.

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