Rule 1250.9 of the Practice Rules of the Appellate Division requires parties to submit a digital copy of all briefs, records and appendices, in addition to hard copies. This Rule applies to all matters, regardless of whether the matter is subject to mandatory e-filing. 22 NYCRR 1250.1 (a) (12) defines "digital copy" as "a document in text-searchable portable document format and otherwise compliant with the technical requirements established by the court." E-filed matters satisfy the "digital copy" requirement 22 NYCRR 1250.9. "Pro se or unrepresented parties shall be exempt from the requirements of filing a digital copy of any brief or other document" (22 NYCRR 1250.9 [e]).
The Third Department requires digital copies to comply with the technical requirements as set forth in Attachment A of the E-filing Rules of the Appellate Division.
Use the links below to submit digital copies. Filers who are using the digital portal for the first time must request access to use the system.
Requirements and instruction for requesting access
Instructions to Submit Documents