Courts’ mandatory e-filing in full swing
Brooklyn Supreme Court now requires e-filing for all commercial cases over $75K
NEW YORK — With the free classes for attorneys having concluded, the courts’ mandatory electronic filing expansion is in full swing for 2012.
As per earlier legislation and administrative order of New York State Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, various types of cases in New York state now require e-filing court documents.
Mandatory electronic filing, first introduced in Manhattan Supreme Court in 2010, expanded drastically in 2012.
Pursuant to legislation enacted last year and an administrative order of the chief administrative judge, e-filing is now mandatory in the following courts and in the types of cases commenced:
• In Kings County Supreme Court, in all commercial cases where the amount in controversy equals or exceeds $ 75,000.
• In New York County Supreme Court, in all commercial, contract, and tort cases.
• In Bronx County Supreme Court, in all medical malpractice actions.
• In Westchester County Supreme Court, in all actions (except Art. 78 and election law proceedings, and matrimonial and Mental Hygiene Law matters).
• In Surrogate’s Court in Chautauqua, Erie, and Monroe Counties, in all probate and administration proceedings, and miscellaneous proceedings related thereto.
• Mandatory e-filing continues in Rockland County Supreme Court in all actions (except Art. 78 and election law proceedings, and matrimonial and Mental Hygiene Law matters).
E-filing is done through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System (NYSCEF), and is similar to the federal courts’ ECF system. Information is available on the NYSCEF website, including a user’s manual and FAQs.
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