State of New York Unified Court System
State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department

P. O. Box 7288, Capitol Station

Albany, New York 12224-0288

Phone  (518) 471-4777 Fax  (518) 471-4750





Robert D. Mayberger
Clerk of the Court

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Digital Submission of Records, Briefs and Motions and Applications

     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. As of November 2, 2020, Rule 850.4 (a) of the Rules of Practice of the Third Department requires digital copies of all papers related to motions and applications, in addition to hard copies.

    These Rules apply 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]), including motions and applications (see 22 NYCRR 850.4 [a]).

     For all non-E-filed matters, digital copies shall be submitted through the Court's Digital Submission Portal. 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.


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