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YOU MUST BE ON A WORK COMPUTER CONNECTED TO COURTNET TO FILE ELECTRONICALLY. YOU CAN NOT FILE ELECTRONICALLY FROM HOME, THROUGH THE INTERNET

IF YOU FILED ONLINE LAST YEAR, YOU CAN COPY THE INFORMATION IN LAST YEAR'S STATEMENT INTO YOUR NEW STATEMENT

We introduced a new electronic filing system in filing year 2013. The new system is not compatible with the prevous electronic filing system. Therefore, you will not be able to access any financial disclosure statements that you filed online prior to 2013. If you want a copy of an electronic statement filed before 2013, contact us at 212 428-2899 or ethicscomm@nycourts.gov and we will send you a paper copy. The usual copying fees will be waived.

You should read the "Electronic Filing Instructions", which can be found on the navigation bar to the left, before you begin working on your statement. We suggest that you print out these instructions and keep them with you when you complete and file your statement. The information below is an overview of electronic filing. You must go to the Instructions for detailed filing information.

You can file online if you are a Unified Court System judge, justice, officer or employee with access to CourtNet. You can not file a statement online through the Internet. You must file from a work computer. You can not file from home. When you are ready to work on your statement, click on the File Online (Financial Disclosure Form) option, on the navigation bar to the left.

You may work on your statement over as many sessions as you wish. If you want to exit your statement before it is complete, and save the information you have entered, click the “SAVE” button at the end of the statement.

You may attach brokerage statements regarding accounts other than retirement accounts and money market accounts, if you have referenced such statements in question 16. If you attach brokerage statements regarding retirement accounts or money market accounts, or if you attach tax returns, your statement will be deemed deficient and you will be notified that you must revise it.

At the end of the statement, you will see a “Question Completion Summary” listing all the questions in the statement. There is a comment of “OK” or “Incomplete” under each question number. If you see an “Incomplete” comment, you must go back to that question and, as necessary, complete your response and/or affirm your response.

When you are ready to file your statement, click the “FILE” button at the end of the statement. Clicking on this box is the equivalent of signing your statement. If you have answered and affirmed all of the questions, your statement will be accepted for filing. Once your statement is filed, you can no longer make any changes in your statement online, unless and until we notify you in writing that your statement has been made available for revision. However, you can view and print your statement at any time.

If you failed to answer a question, or if you did not complete all required fields in a question, or if you have not affirmed a question, your statement will not be accepted for filing and you will get an error message. The “Question Completion Summary” at the end of the statement will indicate which questions remain incomplete.

If you looked at your form but did not enter any information, or if you do not want to save the information you have entered, click the “CANCEL” button at the end of the statement. IF YOU CLICK ON THIS BUTTON ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ENTERED WILL BE LOST AND CAN NOT BE RESTORED.

If we determine that your statement needs revision after it is filed, we will notify you in writing and give you a specified amount of time to revise your statement online.