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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • I am adding a party to a civil case, do I need to enter an email address for the party?

    No, parties do not need email addresses added.

  • I am adding a party to a civil case, do I need update "Notice" from yes to no?

    Yes, you can update it to no. 

  • I am an attorney trying to file something under seal and I am receiving this error message - You are not authorized to seal an entry or document.

    Please contact the court at (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010 to have your access on the case(s) updated.

  • I am filing a Rule 7.1 disclosure statement, what event do I use?

    Corporate Disclosure Statement

  • I am listed on a case, but am not receiving the notices. How can I resolve this?

    Please ensure that under your name on the docket is says (ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED).

    If is does not, then contact the appropriate office Brooklyn (718 613-2610) or Central Islip (631 712-6010) with the case number so noticing can be updated.

  • I am looking for the courts forms, where are they now located?

    All forms are now located under the main tab Forms and Instructions

  • I am looking up a case number in ecf/pacer and I get this message - Cannot find case. How can I obtain information for this case?

    Records Management at (718) 613-2265 or (718) 613-2645.

  • I am opening a case and have voluminous parties to enter, how do I add them?

    Open the case following the instructions in the attorney case opening manual.

    Use the event (~Util - Add Parties) to add the voluminous parties. When all parties have been entered, then docket your initiating event.
    On the filer selection screen; click the  (NEW FILER) button.
    Search for the party; when prompted select the match ( Select Party) or if no match click on (Create New Party); then select ( Add Party) button.

  • I am receiving an error message while trying to file a satisfaction of judgment, who do I contact to correct the error?

    When attempting to docket to a satisfaction of judgment and you receive this error:

    Update judgment information No Judgments For Case

    Please contact the appropriate docketing office.

    Brooklyn (718) 613-2610
    Central Islip (631) 712-6010.

  • I am trying to add an attorney to a case, what does this docket text mean (notification declined or already on case)?
    The docket text (notification declined or already on case), means:
    either the notification option was de-selected(notification declined) or the attorney is already representing party(s) on the case (already on case).
  • I am trying to file a restricted docket entry/pdf and I am not being prompted for the pdf. How do I file?

    You must chose the primary event and the restricted utililty event.

    Examples

    1 -Exparte Document - to be used ONLY in conjunction with primary event selection
    Notice of Settlement

    1 -Exparte Docket Entry and Document - to be used ONLY in conjunction with primary event selection
    Withdraw as Attorney

    More information on filing is located here.

  • I am trying to file something under seal but I am receiving an error message SortDPF Failed what am I doing wrong?

    Click here  to review the sealed filing instructions for civil and criminal.

     

     

  • I am unsure what event code to use for a filing, is there someone I can contact to check on the correct code to use?

    You can contact the docketing department.  For Brooklyn cases (718 613-2610), for Long Island cases (631-712-6010).

  • I cannot find an event for filing discovery documents what event can I use?

    Please refer to Local Rule 5.1 regarding the filing of discovery documents.

  • I cannot locate the cm/ecf event listing, where is it now located?

    The event listing is no longer available.

    To search for an event:

    Login to cm/ecf, click Search on the menu bar and type in part of the name of the event you are looking for.

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