Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How long is it going to take for me to get my money?

    We are required to audit all claims, which involves going through every expense and compensation claim. If your voucher is fairly simple, it will take less time to process. The more complicated the voucher, the more time it will take to audit. Claims can take from a few weeks to several weeks to be paid, depending on the complexity and on whether or not the voucher has to be sent to the circuit for additional approval (all excess compensation claims).

  • How long will I be here today for jury selections?

    Depending on when all jury selections have been completed, in most cases, you will be released before 5:00pm.

  • How long will it take to get a certificate of attendance?

    Proof of service showing each day you reported will be mailed immediately at the end of your term of service.

  • How long will it take to get my jury service check?

    Your check should be mailed to you in less than 8 weeks.

  • How will you know I live in a two-fare zone?

    Payment is computed automatically by your zip code.

  • I forgot my ecf login id and password, how can I retrieve the information?

    Please re-register for an ecf account.

  • I accidently removed my default pacer login from ecf, how do I get it back?

    First log into ecf with your filing account, click Query, check off box (Make this my default PACER login )and then enter the pacer login and password.

  • I am a registered attorney and I would like to be notified of case activity in a case I am not appearing on, how do I go about that?
    If a registered attorney wishes to be notified of case activity in a case they are not appearing on, the attorney may send a request with their full name, ecf account login ID, and the case
  • I am a registered ECF Attorney - in order to view the docket sheet for my cases - do I need a PACER account as well?

    YES. ECF is for FILING only. PACER is for VIEWING and PRINTING.

  • 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 already admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York - What do I need to do to practice in the Eastern District?

    You need to appear in person with a Certificate of Good Standing (valid for 30 days) and pay the one time fee of $196.00. You will receive a wall certificate on the day that you take the oath and sign the Attorney Roll.

  • I am an attorney with an ecf account and I wish to receive emails on a case I am not on. How do I go about that?

    If a registered attorney wishes to be notified of case activity in a case they are not appearing on, the attorney may send a request with their full name, ecf account login ID, and the case number(s) to: support@nyed.uscourts.gov.

     

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

    Corporate Disclosure Statement

  • I am having a problem with the information on my account, who do I contact?

    Please contact the CM/ECF Registration Help Desk (718) 613-2312

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