On July 7, 2021, the Hon. George J. Silver, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts and Interim Administrative Judge of the New York City Civil Court and the Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo, Supervising Judge of the New York City Civil Court, Kings County, and Alia Razzaq, Chief Clerk of the New York City Civil Court sent a notice to all New York City local bar associations and other interested individuals. The notice announced that Judge Silver, Judge Walker-Diallo, and Chief Clerk Razzaq were submitting a request for e-filing for actions brought by a provider of health services specified in Insurance Law Sec. 5102(a)(1) against an insurer for failure to comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Superintendent pursuant to Insurance Law Sec. 5108(b) to the Chief Administrative Judge. They are requesting that this program, if authorized, be effective in the late summer or early fall of 2021.
The Chief Administrative Judge is required by statute to post this proposal on the UCS website and invite comments from attorneys and all affected parties. This request and any public comments received will be presented for consultation to the NYC Civil Court Advisory Committee on E-Filing, which will then report its review of the proposal to the Chief Administrative Judge. The Chief Administrative Judge will then consider the request and may issue an Order after.
The NYSCEF Resource Center training staff will offer free virtual CLE training for attorneys, their staff, and other interested filers. For additional information, please see the notice linked here.
NYS Courts E-Filing Resource Center
The training is offered by the New York State Unified Court System’s E-Filing Resource Center. Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer. The one-hour online sessions will take place on April 30, May 28, and June 11. Pre-registration is required at www.nycourts.gov/efile. Click on “Register for Training” and you will receive confirmation via email with a link to the online session prior to the training date. These are general classes that offer no CLE credit.
Visit the calendar of the E-Filing Resource Center for a complete list of sessions offering CLE credit.
Benefits of E-Filing and the NYSCEF System:
- A case can be initiated and post-commencement documents filed and served via NYSCEF from anywhere with internet access at any time on any day, even when the courts are closed.
- Multiple attorneys working on a case can view the file simultaneously and from different locations.
- Round the clock access to case files allows for more effective time management and responsiveness to clients’ needs.
- Document storage is simplified and expenses reduced. Filing fees can be paid on-line with a credit or bank card.
- E-filed documents are electronically served on all participating parties, thereby reducing service expenses.
- The system provides immediate e-mail notification of all filings, including court orders, judgments, and decisions, which are available on-line.
- The docket is clear and easy to work with. The system is easy to learn and simple to use.
- In the proper case, the system can safeguard confidential personal information by restricting online access to counsel of record and unrepresented parties in the case.
- There is no charge to use the system – whether for filing documents, accessing the e-docket, serving documents through NYSCEF, or printing documents from it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to Andrea Garcia for the information!