Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who do I contact if I have made an error on a case that I filed?
    Please contact the Intake section for the appropriate office:
     
    Brooklyn (718) 613-2285
    Central Islip (631) 712-6030
  • Who do I contact if I have not received my confirmation email for my ecf account registration?

    Please contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk or one of these numbers:

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

     

  • Who do I contact if I have questions on courtroom technology?

    Arrangements to use one or more of the below items must first be made with the respective courtroom deputy/case manager. All telecommunications must be approved by the court in advance of any testing or use.

    Additional questions regarding the equipment can be directed to (718) 613-2290, please ask for a Courtroom Technology Specialist.

  • Who do I contact if I have questions on the case that I filed?
    Please contact the Intake section for the appropriate office:
     
    Brooklyn (718) 613-2285
    Central Islip (631) 712-6030
  • Who do I contact if I lost my ECF password or think it has been compromised?

    If you have lost your CM/ECF password or the password you recall does not work, you can request a new password by clicking here or change your password by logging into ECF with your ecf account, click on Utilities and select "Maintain Your Password".

  • Who do I contact if I only receive a confirmation of my application for an ecf account.

    Processing of CM/ECF accounts takes 1 business day. If more than one has passed, then contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk or one of these numbers:

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

     

  • Who do I contact if my name comes up on a background check on a NYED case and I am not that person?

    Contact the Records Room at (718) 613-2265 for a records search. The fee for the search is located under court fees. Once the search is complete you will be given a certificate of search.

  • Who do I contact if the person at the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk is out of the office.

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

  • Who do I contact on scheduling the use of a room for a deposition?

    Contact the District Executive office at (718) 613-2263

  • Who do I contact on the status of my ecf account registration if the registration person is out of the office?

    You may try one of these numbers.

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

  • Who do I contact on the status of my ecf account registration?

    Please contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk or one of these numbers:

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

     

  • Who do I contact to fix a misspelling on a case?
    Contact the CM/ECF Docketing/Filing Help Desk
     
    Brooklyn (718) 613-2610
    Central Islip (631) 712-6010
  • Who do I contact to request a name change on my ecf account and admission record?

    Please contact the attorney admissions department at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030.

  • Who do I contact to update the information I just entered on the ecf account registration form?

    Please contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk or one of these numbers:

    (718) 613-2312

    (718) 613-2576 

    (718) 613-2588

     

  • Who may file using CM/ECF attorney case opening?
    Effective February 3, 2014, attorneys may electronically open and file civil cases in CM/ECF if the following conditions are met:
    (1) The attorney has a valid CM/ECF login and password issued by the Eastern District of New York.
    (2) One of the following is true:
    • All filing fees will be paid online with a credit card through pay.gov; or
    • No filing fee is required (i.e., cases filed by the U.S. government or exempted by statute).
    (3) The attorney is a member of the EDNY bar.
    (4) No motion for a temporary restraining order or order to show cause accompanies the initiating document.

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