On February 6, 2018, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced in the State of Our Judiciary address that the four Departments of the Appellate Division will commence electronic filing in certain appellate matters and original proceedings, through the New York State Center for Electronic Filing (NYSCEF), commencing on March 1, 2018.
The cases and case types subject to electronic filing on March 1, 2018 in each Department are as follows:
All appeals in commercial matters originating in the Supreme Court, Bronx and New York Counties.
All appeals in matters originating and electronically filed in Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts in Westchester County.
All appeals in civil actions commenced by summons and complaint in Supreme Court originating in the Third Judicial District.
This list of cases and case types will be enlarged in each Department in the coming months as the e-filing program expands.
The joint rules of the Appellate Division on electronic filing may be found here: 22 NYCRR Part 1245
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: email@example.com).
Online Training for persons (including attorneys and unrepresented parties) interested in Appellate Division e-filing will be available on February 14, 21, 28 and March 7 - Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.
Pre-Registration is required to participate in the training sessions.
To register go to Online Training »
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.