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FAQ: Mediation Advocacy Program
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3. My attorney was admitted pro hac vice in a matter, however the attorney does not appear to be included in notices. How can I resolve this?
Please have the attorney file a Notice of Appearance using their Central Sign On Account.
5. What is the fee for regular admission?
6. What is the fee for pro hac vice admission?
7. I am an Assistant U.S. Attorney; must I apply for admission?
No. You do not have to apply for admission, but if you leave the DOJ and enter private practice, you must apply for regular or pro hac vice admission.
8. I am an attorney for a federal agency other than the DOJ; must I apply for pro hac vice admission?
Yes, but your fee is waived and your Certificate of Good Standing may be issued within one year of filing.
Are stipulations emailed to NYED, as they are in NYSD?
No, filings for NYED cases are made via CM/ECF. The clerks office does not accept emailed filings.
Can I file my new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf?
No, Pro se litigants may not file a new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf.
Can I file my papers electronically?
Pro se litigants may not file electronically without the judge’s prior approval. If you would like to electronically file your papers, you must make a written application to the judge and include information regarding your ability to use a computer and what computer access you have.
CMECF Why would an attorney of record on a social security or an immigration case not have access?
When outside users file in a restricted case or in a case that has entries restricted, the functionality that would automatically add the party/attorney to the case participants restricted access group, will no longer be triggered automatically creating a delay in access to restricted materials.
The delay will enable court staff to review the request. If immediate access is required please contact the appropriate Clerks Office Docketing Department during business hours. Brooklyn 718-613-2610 or Central Islip 613-712-6010.
Do I have to submit a memorandum in support of my voucher?
If your voucher exceeds the statutory maximum for the type of representation, you must submit a CJA 26 Supplemental Information Statement explaining why the claim is an excess claim. If you do not submit this form, your voucher will be returned to you unprocessed. If the claim is under the statutory limits, there is no need for a CJA 26.
Do I have to supply my social security number?
Yes. To process a voucher for payment, the Administrative Office must have your social security number (16B). The taxpayer or law firm ID number (16C) is required only if you checked "Yes" in 16A. All checks will be made out to you, not the law firm. If your firm is incorporated (16A), a 1099 will be provided to the firm, not to you.
Do I include claims for transcripts on my CJA 20 voucher?
No. All claims for transcripts must be submitted on a CJA 24 voucher.
Does the court allow attorneys to file new cases via CM/ECF?
Yes, NYED does allow attorneys admitted to the EDNY bar to file new cases through CM/ECF. Click here for information on attorney case opening.
Does the Court allow the electronic filing of audio files?
No, not at this time.
e-Juror How do I check the court has received my completed questionnaire through eJuror?
You will not be notified by the Court that your questionnaire has been received, other than the confirmation that is received when you submit the form. If you are qualified, you may receive a summons in the future with a date for jury service. You WILL NOT receive any response from the Court if you have been Disqualified, Excused or Exempt from serving.