Frequently Asked Questions
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I have a MAC, can I still participate in ECF?
I am a registered ECF Attorney - in order to view the docket sheet for my cases - do I need a PACER account as well?
YES. ECF is for FILING only. PACER is for VIEWING and PRINTING.
Whom do I call regarding CM/ECF software requirements?
Call the Systems Department Help Desk at (718)613-2290
Is there a way to limit the number of e-mail notifications (NEFs) received per day by an Attorney?
Counsel has the option to receive an e-mail as each filing is made, or to receive only one summary listing of all e-filings at the end of each day. To request a change in this option, send e-mail to email@example.com
Whichever option is selected, Counsel must check e-mail notification for document filings and other case-related information.
How do I access an ECF case docket sheet online with PACER?
Go to Court Website - www.nyed.uscourts.gov - Then to Live ECF/PACER Database; Enter PACER login and password; Click on Reports; Click on Docket Sheet - enter case number. To register for a PACER Account: Go to Pacer Website: http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov OR Call Pacer Service Center - (800)676-6856 or (210)301-6440
Who do I call to get help with Procedural or Operational issues?
In Brooklyn, call Operations Department at (718)613-2610 or 2330 In Central Islip - call Operations Department at (631) 712-6010, or 6011
What are the software requirements for CMECF/PACER?
1. Internet Connection
2. Browser (Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9; Mozilla 15.x or Safari 5.1)
3. Adobe Acrobat (needed for conversion to pdf files and viewing pdfs.
Is ECF filing mandatory?
Yes, as of August 2, 2004, electronic case filing is mandatory for all civil cases other than pro se cases and for all criminal cases.
What if I am not able to comply with the Judges ECF mandate for my case?
As of August 2, 2004, electronic case filing is mandatory for all civil cases and all criminal cases.
How do I get training on using ECF?
To Schedule Training in Brooklyn - contact (718) 613-2610 To Schedule Training in Central Islip - contact (631) 712-6011 Training is free. The class is two hours, hands-on, and cle approved.