Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is e-submission of initiating documents mandatory?

    No, e-submission of initiating document, while available, is NOT REQUIRED.
    Because e-submission is not required, the inability to e-submit a complaint, petition or notice of removal does not relieve a party or counsel from any filing deadlines
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  • Can any other types of documents other than pdf be uploaded on the e-submission form?

    No. If you attempt to upload anything other than a pdf, you will receive an error message similar to this one:

    The selected file FILENAME cannot be uploaded. Only files with the following extensions are allowed: pdf.

  • I sometimes get this message on the e-submission screen "CAPTCHA session reuse attack detected." how can I avoid this message?

    The message "CAPTCHA session reuse attack detected." sometimes appears if you browse for a pdf, upload it and then delete it.  

    To avoid this message, try refreshing or reload the browser. If that does not work, close all sessions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla and then open the browser again. 

    If this persists, file your documents in hard copy with the clerks office.

     

  • How do I change the mailing address for an attorney?

     

    To update contact information on ECF:
    If the attorney is currently appearing on an active case(s): a Notice of Change must be e-filed ineach case. Once the Notice of Change has been filed, the account will be updated with the new information.
    If no active cases, attorney should re-register on the website to update their contact information.
  • How do I change the firm name for an attorney?

     

    To update contact information on ECF:
    If the attorney is currently appearing on an active case(s): a Notice of Change must be e-filed in each case. Once the Notice of Change has been filed, the account will be updated with the new information.
    If no active cases, attorney should re-register on the website to update their contact information.
  • How do I replace an additional email address from my ecf account?

    Send an e-mail request with the attorney’s name and bar code to: support@nyed.uscourts.gov, along with the email address(s) to be replaced.

  • If an attorney who is on a case is no longer with our firm, how can we remove the attorney from the case?

    Please refer to local rule 1.4.

  • How do I change an email address for an attorney?

     

    To update contact information on ECF:
    If the attorney is currently appearing on an active case(s): a Notice of Change must be e-filed ineach case. Once the Notice of Change has been filed, the account will be updated with the new information.
    If no active cases, attorney should re-register on the website to update their contact information.
  • How do I go about requesting attorney admission date?

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

  • How is someone selected for jury duty?

    Every two years, in the year following a federal election, the rolls of voters from each county in the Eastern District of New York are used together with a list from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles from the same counties to create a master list of potential jurors within the District. A random selection of names from that master list is drawn from as jurors are needed by the Court. If you received a questionnaire or summons then you appear on one of these lists.

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