Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder in Internet Explorer?

    Please refer to Microsoft Support Article ID 260897

  • How do I e-file on a Criminal case?

    A video tutorial on how to file on a criminal case is located on the Pacer site at :
    http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ecfcbt/dc/crmotion/

     

  • How do I file a fully briefed/bundled motion with 100+ attachments?
    Contact docketing section for your case at (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010.

     

  • How do I file a fully briefed/bundled motion with 100+ attachments?
    Contact docketing section for your case at (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010.

     

  • How do I file a fully briefed/bundled motion?
    Select the motion event, select yourself( the attorney) making the filing. Attach all of the pdfs, add or select all appropriate descriptions for the attachments.
    IE.
    Plaintiffs Affidavit in Opposition
    Defendants Memorandum in Support
     
    Select "Fully Briefed" from the motion pretext dropdown list, then add "on "behalf of all parties" in the docket text window.
     
    Your entry will look something like this...
    Fully Briefed Motion for Summary Judgment filed on behalf of all parties by....(Attorney Name)
    (Attachments: #1 Plaintiffs Affidavit in Opposition, #2 Defendants Memorandum in Support)
     
  • How do I file a sealed answer to a complaint that is not sealed?
    • Docket the Answer to Complaint event attach ( with a redacted pdf(s))
    • Docket the Sealed Answer as (1 - Sealed Docket Entry and Document  - to be used......and Unredacted Document).
     
  • How do I get reimbursed for tolls on the way to court for jury service if I use EZ-Pass?

    When you receive your monthly bill, itemize the days in which you served at the court and mail it in. Make sure you include your name, address, and summons date on the receipt.

  • 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.

  • How do I go about changing my name?

      Please contact the court at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030  

  • How do I go about requesting a refund of fees paid electronically on CM/ECF?

    You will need to file a Motion for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically with the court.

  • How do I go about requesting attorney admission date?

    Please contact the court at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030
     

  • How do I go about requesting attorney admission information?

    Please contact the court at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030
     

  • How do I know which EDNY courthouse has my case file?

    There are two Eastern District Courthouse locations: Brooklyn and Central Islip. Case files are available at the courthouse where the Judge assigned to the case is located. Call Intake Section for name of Judge OR check the Docket Sheet on Pacer (to register for an account, go to website at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov or call the Pacer Service Center at (800)676-6856 or (210)301-6440.)

    Even if the Judge listed in Central Islip, there is a chance that the file is in Brooklyn. It is best to call the CI courthouse before traveling.

  • How do I know which fee status to select?

    There are seven choices in this drop-down menu. However, only four of them will be used by attorneys during the electronic case-opening process. 

    If you plan to pay filing fees online with a credit card through pay.gov at the time of filing, select “pd (Fee Paid)”; 

    if you are filing an action on behalf of the United States, select “none (no fee required)”; 

    if you are filing an action in which the fee is waived by statute, select “wv (Fee Waived)”; 

    if you are filing a motion to proceed informa pauperis, select “IFP Pending”.

  • How do I know which office code to select?
    The “Office” drop-down menu provides choices to past and present divisions of the Eastern District.
    • Brooklyn
    • Central Islip
     
    [DO NOT select Hauppauge or Uniondale]

    The appropriate division for your case is determined by the Court’s Division of Business Rule. (Local Rule 50.1). You may not choose a division based on your personal preference; you must select the division based on your answers to Division of Business questions on Page 2 of the Civil Cover Sheet.

    • If you answered (1) “yes” to questions 1 or 2(a) OR (2) “no” to question 2(b) and defendant resides in Nassau or Suffolk County, then select Central Islip from the drop-down menu.
    • For all other cases - select Brooklyn.

    Once you have made your selections for “Office” and “Case Type”; click “Next”.

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