Frequently Asked Questions
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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 government attorney trying to file a pro hac vice motion and it is prompting to pay the filing fee. How do I file the motion and not pay the fee.
Please contact the ecf registration department at (718) 613-2610.
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 casenumber(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 or one of these numbers:
I am having problems viewing a pdf from the ecf notification, it says I do not have permission to view it. How can I view the pdf?
If you received this login page as a result of a link from a Notice of Electronic Filing email:
Enter your CM/ECF filer login and password. The system prompts customers for a CM/ECF login and password when attempting to view certain types of documents.
If you have trouble viewing a document:
After successful entry of your CM/ECF login, you should be able to view the document. If you receive the message "You do not have permission to view this document," viewing the document is restricted to attorneys of record in the case and the system does not recognize you as such. If the login prompt appears again, after you have entered your CM/ECF login and password, it means that the "free look" link has expired. You will need to enter your PACER login and password to view the document.
I am having problems with ECF NEFs and my Yahoo account.
1. Login to Yahoo Mail.
2. Click on "Mail Options" on the right hand side of your screen.
3. Click on "Filters" at the lower left hand side of screen.
4. Click the “Add” Button.
5. Assign a Filter Name - (e.g., NYED ECF)
6. Underneath the heading "if all of the following rules are true..." go to the top row labeled "FROM header." Next to this you will see a drop down menu. Make sure to select "contains", then simply type “nyed.uscourts.gov” into the box provided.
7. At the bottom, where it says "Move the message to:", select "Inbox" from the drop-down menu.
8. Click the "Add Filter" button at the bottom to add this filter.