E-Submission of Complaint, Petition or Notice of Removal

e-submission will be unavailable after May 4, 2014 please refer to this notice on filing cases.

 
The e-submission of initiating document, while available, is NOT REQUIRED.
Because e-submission is not required, the inability to e-submit a complaint, petition or notice of removal does not relieve a party or counsel from any filing deadlines
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This online submission form is only available for civil (CV) counseled cases.  

The submission must be made by the attorney whose name appears on the initiating document and the email address must match the attorney's registered email address.
Noncompliance will result in the REJECTION of the submission.
 
This may not be used (1) for pro se cases; (2) if you are seeking to have case or initiating document sealed; or (3) a motion for a temporary restraining order or order to show cause accompanies the initiating document. 
 
PLEASE read all of the following directions before you proceed with your submission;
 
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BELOW WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR SUBMISSION.
 
1. E-submission must be made by the attorney whose name appears on the initiating document and that attorney must be admitted to the Eastern District of New York. The email address provided must match the attorney’s registered ECF address.
 
2. Each document attached to the email must be in text searchable PDF format.  Do NOT use PDF-A and do NOT submit scanned summons - use fillable summons and civil cover sheet on court's website. 
 
3. Each document submitted must be labeled with the case short title and the document type: E.g. Doe v. XYZ Corp summons; Doe v. XYZ Corp. complaint; Doe v. XYZ Corp civil cover sheet.  
 
4. If a document with exhibits exceeds 20 megabytes, then exhibits should be submitted as one or more separate pdfs and labeled with case name, name of document to which it is an exhibit, and applicable exhibit number(s).  E.g. Doe v. XYZ Corp complaint exhibits 1 to 5.
 
5. Case will be deemed filed as of date of submission - assuming all filing requirements have been met.
 
6. Counsel will receive electronic notification when the case has been opened on ECF- this may take up to 5 business days.
 
7. After case has been opened, counsel will receive electronic notification via ECF that they must pay fee within seven (7) days.
 
8. To pay fee online:  Follow the link in the ecf notification.  Once payment is complete, counsel must file payment receipt by docketing the event (Civil Case Filing Fee).  Once payment receipt is filed, counsel will receive electronic notification via ECF that summons has been issued.  Counsel should download summons for service.
 
9. To pay fee by check: Once counsel receives notification that payment is due, send check to Clerk’s Office (Brooklyn for a Brooklyn case and Central Islip for a Long Island case). Check must include case name and number on check itself.  Once payment has been received, receipt will be docketed and counsel will receive notification via ECF that summons has been issued. Counsel should download summons for service.
 
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved a $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. 
The administrative fee goes into effect on May 1, 2013, and will be applied to all civil cases except where a person had been granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. §1915.
 
Additional information on e-submission are located on the FAQ's.  
 

If you are e-submitting an initiating document, DO NOT FILE IT IN HARD COPY WITH THE COURT.  Use either this e-submission site or open as an attorney on ecf. Do not use both for the same case.

 

Mandatory field, cannot be left blank.
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Mandatory field, cannot be left blank. Email address must match the attorney's registered email address.
Mandatory field, cannot be left blank. Enter First named plaintiff/petitioner v. First named defendant/respondant e.g. Doe v. XYZ Corp
Mandatory field, cannot be left blank. Please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
Mandatory field, cannot be left blank. Please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
Summons is only required for complaint or petition. Please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
If you are not submitting a summons because you will be requesting a waiver of service pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d) you MUST check the box off. Failure to do so, may result in your submission being rejected.
If attaching a pdf, please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
If attaching a pdf, please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
If attaching a pdf, please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
If attaching a pdf, please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
If attaching a pdf, please ensure that the pdf conforms to item 3 in the above instructions.
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