Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
Do I need to file my motion to appear pro hac vice for each attorney or can I file it once?
It must be filed for each attorney that wishes to appear pro hac vice. There is a 25.00 fee per pro hac vice application.
What does this error message mean? ERROR: Document contains code which may cause an external action (such as launching an application). This PDF document cannot be accepted.
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 want to setup my email notification, but I do not have access to Utilities, Maintain Your Account?
Your email notification is setup when you register. In the EDNY, we do not allow attorneys to update their account information. If you require updates to your email address, send an email to email@example.com with your full name and BarId. If you are on cases, please refer to Local Rule 1.3(d).
How far back does the PACER database go with records for the US District Court - EDNY?
For Civil Cases: All cases filed or reopened on or after January 1, 1990, and all PENDING cases filed prior to that date.
For Criminal and Magistrate Cases: All cases filed or reopened on or after July 15, 1991, and all PENDING cases filed or reopened prior to that date.
What does this error message mean? ERROR: Document is not a well-formed PDF document (no further information is available).
This usually means that there is a typo in the pathname of the pdf. Use the Browse button rather than manually entering the location of the pdf.
What is the file size limit for pdfs?
20mb per pdf.
Where can I find a list of events for ecf filing?
What are the ecf contact telephone numbers?
718-613-2312 Brooklyn and 631-712-6036 Central Islip
718-613-2610 Brooklyn and 631-712-6010 Central Islip
718-613-2312 Brooklyn and 631-712-6011 Central Islip
CM/ECF Technical Help Desk
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