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E-filing Expansion for Original Proceedings in the Appellate Division, Second Department

The Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department began e-filing, through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system, in 2018. Currently, the Court requires e-filing for all appeals in all matters originating and electronically filed in the Supreme Court, Court of Claims, and Surrogate’s Court of all counties within its jurisdiction.

Given the great success of e-filing in the Second Department thus far, the Court will expand mandatory e-filing to all proceedings originating in the Second Department. E-filing of all original proceedings in the Second Department will be an available option to litigants on Monday June 3, 2024, and will be mandatory effective Monday July 1, 2024. With this expansion, all matters (except attorney matters) in the Second Department are subject to mandatory e-filing.

The rules of the Appellate Division on electronic filing may be found at 22 NYCRR Part 1245. E-filing of original proceedings is covered under Rule 1245.3(c). After registering as an authorized e-filer with NYSCEF, counsel for the petitioner (or a self-represented petitioner who wants to participate in e-filing) will be able to file all documents to commence an original proceeding and pay the filing fees. Hard copy submissions are NOT required on e-filed matters.

Please click here for further information regarding technical requirements and guidelines for e-filing in the Second Department. For those practitioners and unrepresented litigants who need some guidance regarding the use of the NYSCEF system as it relates to the Appellate Division, the NYSCEF Resource Center offers online training as well as assistance via email, at [email protected], or by telephone at (646) 386-3033. Any questions which relate to this Court’s rules and procedures can be directed to [email protected] or (718) 722-6324. For fillable forms please click here.