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.


May 21, 2020: One Administrative Order was entered:
Administrative Order 2020-15-1 Amends Administrative Order 2020-15 to further exclude time under the Speedy Trial Act for the filing of indictments through June 8, 2020
All Administrative Orders related to the COVID-19 outbreak and all detention facility reports filed pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-14 can be accessed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page, here.

The Clerk's Office in both Brooklyn, NY, and Central Islip, NY, will only accept paper filings in the drop box in the lobby of the courthouse. Attorneys filing with this court are strongly encouraged to file electronically. Paper filings may be delayed.

***CM/ECF will be unavailable from 6PM on Thursday July 2nd through 6PM on Friday July 3rd.***

Seeking Applicants for Four Magistrate Judge Vacancies: The Board of Judges for the Eastern District of New York has appointed a Merit Selection Panel to consider appointments to each of four Magistrate Judge vacancies (one current in each office and two upcoming in Brooklyn), each to an 8-year term. Applications are due by May 29, 2020. See the public announcement and application 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).

Notice to the Bar: All requests for Certificates of Good Standing must be made in CM/ECF. See these instructions.