Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I use Chrome or Opera for ecf or pacer?
Chrome and Opera does not work with ecf or pacer. Please use the recommended browsers.
Internet Explorer 8 and 9.x
Can my secretary/paralegal use my ECF Login and Password?
Yes - however, as the registered Attorney - your name will appear as the signator of the electronically filed document, and all certification responsibilities remain with you, the attorney of record.
Do I cash the check and give my employer the base payment for each day I serve as a juror or do I have to give the entire check?
Your employer is not entitled to the travel expenses incurred during your term of service.
Do I get a separate check for my jury service and travel expenses?
There will only be one check, covering your travel expenses and jury service fees, and it will be mailed directly to you.
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.
Do I need to sign my ecf documents and then scan them?
If your document was created using a word processor software, then it should be printed to pdf. There is no need to print, sign and scan to pdf. Your ecf login and password is your signature.
Do I submit my LIRR receipts?
No, public transportation is computed automatically. Only parking, bridge EZPass and/or toll receipts are needed. Please print your name, address and summons date on the back of all receipts that you submit.
Do we have to come here on the weekend for jury service?
Court is not in session for jury selections on the weekend.
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.
Does the AOL browser work with ECF?
No, try using Internet Explorer 8 or 9 or Mozilla Firefox 15.x.
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.
How can I display my previously entered information for the online attorney admissions application?