Beginning January 1, 2019, e-filing will be voluntary/consensual in all categories of civil appeals from orders or judgments entered in Supreme Court in the Fourth Department.

A party who has voluntarily e-filed an appeal 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). No party shall be compelled, directly or indirectly, to participate in e-filing, but e-filing is encouraged in all matters in which it is allowed.

E-filing has been mandatory in all appeals from the Commercial Division of Supreme Court since March 1, 2018, in all appeals in matters originating in, or transferred to, Surrogate’s Court in the Fourth Department since July 1, 2018, and in all matters e-filed in Supreme Court in the Fourth Department since October 1, 2018. It is expected that e-filing in the Fourth Department will continue to expand later in 2019.

For updates and rules regarding e-filing in the Fourth Department, please visit ad4.nycourts.gov/efile ».