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NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS

Technical Specifications and Instructions for Companion Filing Upload of Civil Motions and Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Responses

1. Digital copies of motion and opposition papers and Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Responses shall be transmitted to the Clerk's Office by uploading them to the Companion Filing Upload Portal for Civil Motions and Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Responses (the Portal). The Clerk’s Office will provide written instructions to parties to upload digital submissions using the Portal.

2. Uploading digital submissions to the Portal does not satisfy the service or filing due dates of the CPLR or the Court's Rules of Practice. The filer is responsible for meeting the Court’s applicable due dates by filing the required number of paper documents with the Clerk's Office. A document is "filed" with the Clerk's Office on the date of receipt of the paper document.

3. All digital submissions to the Court of Appeals shall be in text searchable portable document format (PDF).

4. The digital submissions shall be named in accordance with the conventions provided by the Clerk's Office.

5. Digital submissions may not exceed a file size of 100 megabytes. Filers are permitted to upload up to five documents per uploading session.

6. Removing metadata from digital submissions is the filer's responsibility.

7. By uploading documents to the Portal, a filer attests that the digital submissions being uploaded are identical to the filed original printed material, except that the digital submissions do not contain an original signature.


Naming Conventions for Motion and Opposing Papers and Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Responses

The appropriate title of the action can be found in the motion instruction or jurisdictional inquiry letter sent to parties. These naming conventions use the parties' designation in the Court of Appeals (i.e. role), not the court of original instance or the intermediate appellate court. The party moving for leave to appeal or appealing is the appellant; parties opposing the motion or appeal are respondents.

ABBREVIATIONS:

appellant: app      amicus or amici brief: amicbrf
respondent: res      appendix: appdx
amicus or amici: amic      supplemental appendix: suppappdx
motion: mot      Appellate Division brief: ADbrf
opposing papers: opp      Appellate Division reply brief: ADreplybrf
brief: brf      Appellate Division Record: ADRec
reply brf: replybrf      Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Response: JurRsp
record on appeal: Rec     

PDF FILE NAMING CONVENTIONS:

Motion: title of action-role-name-mot.pdf

Opposition Papers: title of action-role-name-opp.pdf

Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Responses: title of action–role–name-JurResp.pdf

Appellate Division materials:
title of action-role-name-ADbrf.pdf
title of action-role-name-ADreplybrf.pdf
title of action-role-name-ADRec.pdf

Multiple Volumes (if more than one volume of a record is filed, each volume should be a separate file): title of action-role-name-Rec-vol1.pdf


Example – Civil Motion and Opposing Papers

Title of Action: Smith v Jones (as found in motion instruction letter from Clerk's Office)
Appellant: Smith
Respondent: Jones

Smith files a motion for leave to appeal, including each party’s Appellate Division briefs and the 2 volume Appellate Division record. The PDF files would be named:

SmithvJones-app-Smith-mot.pdf

SmithvJones-app-Smith-ADbrf.pdf

SmithvJones-res-Jones-ADbrf.pdf

SmithvJones-app-Smith-ADreplybrf.pdf

SmithvJones-app-Smith-ADRec-vol1.pdf

SmithvJones-app-Smith-ADRec-vol2.pdf

Jones files papers opposing the motion. The PDF file would be named:

SmithvJones-res-Jones-opp.pdf

Example – Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Response

Title of Action: Gray v Brown (as found in instruction schedule letter from Clerk's Office)

Appellant: Gray

Respondent: Brown

Gray files a Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Response and Appellate Division Filings. The PDF files would be named:

GrayvBrown-app-Gray-JurRsp.pdf

GrayvBrown-app-Gray-ADbrf.pdf

GrayvBrown-res-Brown-ADbrf.pdf

GrayvBrown-app-Gray-ADRec.pdf

Brown files a Rule 500.10 Jurisdictional Response. The PDF file is named:

GrayvBrown-res-Brown-JurRsp.pdf