Frequently Asked Questions
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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: email@example.com, 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.
What if I fail to appear?
Unless you receive a notice from this Court granting you an excuse or postponement, or unless the Court notifies you in writing or by phone to report at a different time, you must attend as directed in the summons.
Failure to obey the summons may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
Is there a dress code for jurors?
Proper court attire is mandatory. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, sweats or other very casual attire is permitted. Dress "business casual" or "business" for your appearance.
What is the turnaround time from the online submission to the case being assigned and opened in ecf?
Up to 5 Business Days
What will happen if the fee is not paid within seven (7) days?
The court may enter an order dismissing your case.