Frequently Asked Questions
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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 use a MAC, does Safari work with when filing in ECF?
Safari 5.1 works.
Does mandatory ecf mean that I need to have ecf filing account?
Yes, in order to file and receive emails on cases, you must register for an ecf account.
What event do I use for a motion to appear pro hac vice?
Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.
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 150.00 fee per pro hac vice application.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.