Public Access and Search
The Court of Appeals Public Access and Search System (Court-PASS) provides free access to Court of Appeals materials for cases pending on or filed after January 1, 2013. The Court-PASS database offers three retrieval methods: the docket, a browse function and a search function. The docket contains a snapshot of frequently requested information for all undecided cases, including the due dates for the filing of briefs, records and appendices; the dates on which such documents are actually filed; scheduled dates of oral argument; and attorney contact information. The browse function allows users to view a list of all pending and decided cases in the database, sorted alphabetically by case name. The search function retrieves pending and decided cases by party name, argument date, decision date, authoring Judge, appeal number, subject matter classification or citation, or any combination of these criteria.
Parties with appeals, certified questions pursuant to section 500.27 of the Court of Appeals Rules of Practice, or judicial conduct matters before the New York State Court of Appeals must use the Court-PASS filing system for the submission of digital copies of records and briefs as required by the Court's technical specifications and instructions for submission, referenced by and incorporated into the Court's Rules. Filers must be registered and must also have a case pending before the Court of Appeals. In addition, filers must complete an attestation form to ensure that confidential and sensitive information is not disclosed to the public.
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