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I am a pro se filer 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 (718) 613-2610 or (631) 712-6010 to make arrangements for filing.
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 admitted Pro Hac Vice with filing access; I am now attempting to apply for full admission and I do not see the option under Pacer. How do apply for admission?
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); update roletype (do not enter mailing or email address information).then select ( Add Party) button.
Repeat above steps for each party.
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.
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).