Digital Copy Submissions

NYSCEF only accepts filings for case types listed below. For Digital Copy submissions pursuant to the new rules visit: ad4.nycourts.gov/dcopy

DESIGNATED CASE TYPES

All appeals in commercial matters originating in the Supreme Court, Bronx and New York Counties.

http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad1 »

All appeals in matters originating and electronically filed in Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts in Westchester County.

http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/AD2 »

As of March 1, 2018, the e-filing rules apply to:

Appeals in those civil actions commenced by summons and complaint in Supreme Court originating in the Third Judicial District in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after March 1, 2018; and

As of April 1, 2018, the e-filing rules will also apply to:

Appeals in those civil actions commenced by summons and complaint in Supreme Court originating in the Fourth and Sixth Judicial Districts in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after April 1, 2018;

Any matter that was e-filed in the trial court in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after April 1, 2018;

Any matter in which all parties consent to the case being e-filed and the notice of appeal is filed on or after April 1, 2018.

As of July 1, 2018, the e-filing rules will also apply to:

Appeals in those civil proceedings commenced by petition in Supreme Court in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after July 1, 2018;

Transferred proceedings commenced by petition in Supreme Court in which the transfer order was entered on or after July 1, 2018;

Appeals in civil actions or proceedings commenced in County Court, the Court of Claims and Surrogate's Court in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after July 1, 2018;

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Designated Case Types by Effective Date:

Supreme Court:
All Commercial Division Matters Mandatory
Supreme Court:
All Commercial Division Matters Mandatory
All Other Matters E-Filed in Lower Court Voluntary
Surrogates Court:
All Matters Mandatory
Supreme Court:
All Commercial Division Matters Mandatory
All Other Matters E-Filed in Lower Court Mandatory
Surrogates Court:
All Matters Mandatory
Supreme Court:
All Commercial Division Matters Mandatory
All Other Matters E-Filed in Lower Court Mandatory
All Other Civil Matters Voluntary
Surrogates Court:
All Matters Mandatory
How to consent to e-file in case types designated as voluntary / consensual:

No party shall be compelled, directly or indirectly, to participate in e-filing pursuant to this section. A party who has voluntarily commenced an action electronically shall serve upon the other parties a notice of e-filing together with the Entry of Initial Information for Electronic Filing pursuant to 22 NYCRR 1245.3. Any other party may consent to e-filing in accordance with 22 NYCRR Part 1245.4 (d).

FIRST STEP: INITIAL FILING

1. Register at the NYSCEF site.

Attorneys may utilize their Attorney Online Services account.

Unrepresented litigants and other individuals may create an account: ad4.nycourts.gov/efile/register

2. Request a Docket Number.

E-File a Copy of the Notice of Appeal within 14 days of filing with the lower court and enter information about the matter. 1245.3

The Clerk's office will provide a docket number to you.

3. Serve a Notification of Docket Number.

Serve the notification of docket number upon all parties and and e-File proof of service. 1245.5

RESPONDENT GRACE PERIOD

Within 20 days of being served the notification of docket number respondents must register and enter their contact information. 1245.3(d)

During this time, service of documents by, and service upon, parties who have not yet entered such information shall be in hard copy. 1245.5(b)

Attorneys who do not respond shall be deemed served with any e-filed document. 1245.5(c)

FILING DOCUMENTS

Documents include any brief, motion, application, record, appendix, or any other paper relating to a cause or matter.

1. Prepare your Documents for Filing

Content and Form of documents are governed by the 22 NYCRR Part 1000 Rules of the Appellate Division Fourth Department: ad4.nycourts.gov/rules »

The Electronic Version must: 1245 Attachment A

(a) be identical in content to the hard copy;
(b) be saved as a text-searchable PDF/A;
(c) open to a bookmarked table of contents;
(d) be paginated to correspond to the hard copy;
(e) be at a resolution sufficient to ensure legibility.

Confidential Information contained in documents not sealed should be redacted before the document is filed. 1245.8

2. E-File the PDF Version

Upload the document to NYSCEF and pay any applicable fee.

The clerk may refuse to accept any document that is unsuitable for filing as defined by applicable rule or statute. 1245.10

3. File the Hard Copies

Within 2 Business Days upon reciept of acceptance of e-filed documents by the Clerk of the Court. 1245.6(a)(2)

Service must be done by, and upon, any party exempt from e-filing. 1245.5



EXEMPTIONS

Unrepresented Litigants are exempt from e-filing but may voluntarily participate. 1245.4(a)(1)

Attorneys without necessary equipment or requisite knowledge may certify they are exempt. 1245.4(a)(2)

Emergency Relief initial submissions may be filed and served in hard copy. 1245.6(c)

Technical Failure of your equipment or the NYSCEF site may temporarily exempt you from e-filing. 1245.6(d)

HARD COPIES

One original and five copies must generally be filed for briefs, records, appendices and statements in lieu of records. 1245.6(a)(1)

One unbound hard copy must be filed for any document exempt from e-filing. 1245.6(b)

Service must be done by, and upon, any party exempt from e-filing. 1245.5

Notice of Hard Copy Submission must be attached to all hard copies submitted to the court. FORM: AD-EF-05

FORMS

Unrepresented

For information on how to participate in e-filing, unrepresented litigants should contact the appropriate clerk in the court where the matter was filed or visit www.nycourts.gov/efile-unrepresented.

Unrepresented litigants also are encouraged to visit www.nycourthelp.gov.

About NYSCEF

For additional information about electronic filing and to create a NYSCEF account, visit the NYSCEF website at www.nycourts.gov/efile or contact the NYSCEF Resource Center (phone: 646-386-3033; e-mail: efile@nycourts.gov).

ONLINE TRAINING

Online Training for persons (including attorneys and unrepresented parties) interested in Appellate Division e-filing will be offered online.

Pre-Registration is required to participate in the training sessions.

To register go to Online Training »