Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I go about changing my last name?
Please contact the court at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030
I want to receive emails on a case where I represent a party, how do I add my email address to the case?During the first electronic filing an attorney makes after receiving a login and password, ECF may note that it does not have a link between the filing attorney and the filing party. ECF will, at this point, allow counsel to make the link.Making a link between counsel and a party toa case will add counsel’s name and address to the front of the docket sheet.NOTE: Some events will not give counsel the option of linking themselves to a party. In these instances, you must file a Notice of Appearance. The filing of a notice of Appearance will not only link your name to specific parties but will add your appearance to the docket sheet enabling you to receive e-mails when electronicfilings are made, either by the Court or counsel
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.
Who do I contact if I have a question on how to file on cm/ecf?Contact the CM/ECF Docketing/Filing Help DeskBrooklyn (718) 613-2610Central Islip (631) 712-6010
Who do I contact if I have a question on a filing made on cm/ecf?Contact the CM/ECF Docketing/Filing Help DeskBrooklyn (718) 613-2610Central Islip (631) 712-6010
I made a filing error and I need to remove the docket entry from the case, who do I contact?
Once a filing has been made, it can only be removed by an Order from the court.
When I search by Judge name for an opinion, there are none listed. Is there a problem with the website?
What is the telephone number for the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court?
Please click here for their contact information.
I do not see the redaction box to select on the CM/ECF/Pacer login screen, how can I have my browser display it.
Try clearing out the browsers cookies, cache, temp files.
Tools - Internet Options - General - Browsing History - Delete - select ( Temporary Internet Files and Cookies), then click on Delete, Press OK. Close all the browser sessions then open the browser.
Tools - Options - Privacy - Settings - make sure that Cookies, Cache and Browsing History are all selected, press OK, then select Clear history when Firefox closes, Press OK. Close all the browser sessions then open the browser.
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.