Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What privacy settings should I have set for Mozilla?

    Open Mozilla 15.x), click on Tools - Options- Privacy
    Select (Use custom setting for history)
    check off:
    Remember my browsing history
    Remember download history
    Remember search and form history

    Select ( Accept cookies from sites)
    check off:
    Accept third-party cookies
    select  Keep until (I close firefox)

    Select (Clear history when firefox closes)

    Click on (Settings) button
    Under History check off:
    Browsing History
    Download History
    Form & Search History
    Cookie
    Active Logins
    Cache

    Click OK

    Click OK

    Close all sessions of Mozilla

     

     

     

     

  • What settings should I have set for Internet Explorer?

    Open IE, (7 or 8), click on General Tab

    Under Browsing History
    check off (Delete browsing History on exit)
    click on (Settings)
    select (Everytime I visit the webpage)
    click on (Delete)
    check off:
    Temporary Internet Files
    Cookie
    History
     

    Click Delete

    Click OK

    Click OK

    Close all sessions of IE.

     

     

     

     

  • What will happen if I click on Remove Default PACER in CM/ECF?

    The utility only removes the link between the current CM/ECF user account and the associated default PACER account. 

  • When I attempt to register for an account I get the message that I already submitted a ECF registration form. Who do I contact to resolve this?

    Please contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk(link sends e-mail) or one of these numbers:

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

     

  • When I login to ecf to file I do not see the civil and criminal options why?

    If you do not see the civil and criminal options, click the logout button and relogin with your ecf filing account and not your pacer account.

  • When I receive a NEF on a consolidated case, am I only getting one free look when I click on a document number. Should I be getting a free look on the cases that I am on?

    Since the case is consolidated, you will only get one free look when you click on the document number for the first case number listed, which is the lead case number. If you click on any of the other document numbers for the member cases, you maybe charged pacer fees.

    It is suggested that you always click on the document numbe for the lead case and save/print the pdf.

     

  • When I search by Judge name for an opinion, there are only a few or none listed. Is there a problem with the website?

     

    The Eastern District of New York offers a limited database of opinions for the years 1999 to 2013, listed by year and judge.
    If you cannot locate an opinion on our website, please login to our pacer site with your pacer login and password or access the GPO FDsys website.

  • Where can I find a list of events for ecf filing?

    For attorneys, the civil and criminal list are located at:
    Civil
    Criminal

    For pro se filers, the civil list is located at:

    Civil

    You can also use the Search feature on the cm/ecf menu bar to look for events.

  • Where can I find information on how to update an attorney's ecf account?

    Information can be found on the ECF Quick Reference Sheet for Attorneys.

  • Where can I find the civil summons form?

    The form is located on the United States Courts website.

  • Where can I find the form for Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge

    The instructions and form is located under forms and instructions - ecf instructions.

  • Where can I locate the transcript rates?

    The transcript rates are located on the transcript information page.

  • Where do I claim mileage and parking expenses on the CJA voucher?

    Both mileage and parking are to be claimed as travel expenses. 

  • Where do I obtain a copy of a Bankruptcy file for the Eastern District of New York?

    Contact the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York Web Address: www.nyeb.uscourts.gov Phone: (718) 330-2188 - Brooklyn - or (631) 712-6281 - Central Islip.

  • Which browsers work with CM/ECF?
    Internet Explorer
    7, 8 or 9
     
    Mozilla Firefox
    15.x
     
    Safari
    5.1
     

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