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E-Filing - Expansion of Mandatory E-Filing Programs in the New York State Courts


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NOTICE SEEKING COMMENTS ON ELECTRONIC FILING PROGRAM

In accordance with Section 212 of the Judiciary Law, the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York will submit to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Chief Judge in April 2017 a report evaluating the state’s experience with electronic filing for the commencement of actions and proceedings and the service and filing of papers therein and containing such recommendations for further legislation as are deemed appropriate.  The report will also contain an evaluation of the impact of e-filing on litigants (including the unrepresented), practitioners, and the courts.  The Unified Court System welcomes the submission of comments about the implementation and impact of the electronic filing program from persons who are interested in or who have been or may be affected by the program, including unrepresented litigants, sole practitioners, 18 B attorneys, other attorneys, representatives of victims’ rights organizations and child protective agencies, criminal and Family Court practitioners, and others in the civil and criminal justice and Family Court communities.  Comments received will be posted on the website of the Court System and included in the report.  The report will also address such comments.

Comments should be submitted to Jeffrey Carucci, Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing, on or before March 23, 2017.  Comments should be sent by e-mail or regular mail to one of the following addresses:

Jeffrey Carucci
Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing
NYS Unified Court System
New York County Courthouse
60 Centre Street, Room 119 M
New York, New York 10007
efilingcomments@nycourts.gov

March 3, 2017

 

Introduction

Chapter 237 of the Laws of 2015 authorizes the Chief Administrative Judge to implement new mandatory e-filing programs in most classes of cases in counties throughout New York State. Under the legislation, the Chief Administrative Judge may not implement new mandatory e-filing programs in any county without first consulting with and considering public comment solicited from the following organizations and persons: the County Clerk of such county, the organized bar, institutional and not-for-profit legal service providers, attorneys assigned pursuant to County Law Article 18-b, attorneys who regularly appear in proceedings that have been or may be affected by e-filing programs, and any other persons deemed appropriate.

This page has been established for the purpose of posting for public review all comments submitted in connection with the proposed implementation of new mandatory e-filing programs, and for posting of public comments submitted by persons affected by any existing e-filing programs or by recommendations for further legislation relating to e-filing.

Please email comments to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov


Requests for Public Comment

The Office of Court Administration is seeking comment from interested members of the legal profession and the public concerning proposals for new mandatory programs of electronic filing.

 

March  3, 2017:
Westchester County Surrogate’s Court. All new probate and administration proceedings and miscellaneous proceedings related thereto, to be electronically filed, effective May 3, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by April 17, 2017


March 3, 2017:
Bronx County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings, (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective May 3, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by April 17, 2017


March 3, 2017:
Nassau County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings, (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective May 3, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by April 17, 2017


March 3, 2017:
Putnam County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings, (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective May 3, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by April 17, 2017


November 16, 2016:
Ontario County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings, (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective January 18, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by January 2, 2017

This measure was adopted on January 10, 2017, with an effective date of January 18, 2017.
AO/24/17


November 2, 2016:
Jefferson County Surrogate’s Court. All new probate and administration proceedings and miscellaneous proceedings related thereto, to be electronically filed, effective January 18, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by December 16, 2016

This measure was adopted on January 10, 2017, with an effective date of January 18, 2017.
AO/24/17


November 2, 2016:
Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court. All new probate and administration proceedings and miscellaneous proceedings related thereto, to be electronically filed, effective January 18, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by December 16, 2016

This measure was adopted on January 10, 2017, with an effective date of January 18, 2017.
AO/24/17


November 2, 2016:
Orange County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings, (except those specified), to be electronically filed, to be electronically filed, effective January 18, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by December 16, 2016

This measure was adopted on January 10, 2017, with an effective date of January 18, 2017.
AO/24/17


November 2, 2016:
Suffolk County Supreme Court. All new CPLR Article 75 proceedings, to be electronically filed, effective January 18, 2017.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by December 16, 2016

This measure was adopted on January 10, 2017, with an effective date of January 18, 2017.
AO/24/17


August 12, 2016:
Broome County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and Proceedings (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective in October 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by September 26, 2016

This measure was adopted on October 12, 2016, with an effective date of October 19, 2016.
AO-224-16


July 18, 2016:
Richmond County Supreme Court. All new civil actions and proceedings (except those specified), to be electronically filed, to take effect in October 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by August 31, 2016

This measure was adopted on October 12, 2016, with an effective date of October 19, 2016.
AO-224-16


July 18, 2016:
Suffolk County Supreme Court. All new tort actions and proceedings, to be electronically filed, to take effect in October 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by August 31, 2016

This measure was adopted on October 12, 2016, with an effective date of October 19, 2016.
AO-224-16


July 18, 2016:
Albany County Surrogate’s Court. All new probate and administration proceedings and miscellaneous proceedings related thereto, to be electronically filed, to take effect in October 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by August 31, 2016

This measure was adopted on October 12, 2016, with an effective date of October 19, 2016.
AO-224-16


May 17, 2016:
Albany County Supreme Court. All new Tax Certiorari matters to be electronically filed, effective July 13, 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by June 30, 2016

This measure was adopted on July 1, 2016, with an effective date of July 1, 2016.
AO-151-16


May 2, 2016: 
Queens County Supreme Court.  All new commercial cases including but not limited to contract, insurance, Uniform Commercial Code and corporate matters, to be electronically filed, effective July 13, 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
By June 27, 2016

This measure was adopted on July 1, 2016, with an effective date of July 13, 2016.
AO-151-16


March 25, 2016:
Oneida County Surrogate’s Court. All cases, which includes estates, trusts, guardianships and adoptions, to be electronically filed, effective June 20, 2016.
Description of Proposal
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by May 15, 2016

This measure was adopted on July 1, 2016, with an effective date of July 13, 2016.
AO-151-16

 

Public Comments: Annual Report

Public Comments Received: addressing users’ experience with e-filing system in preparation of annual report

 

Public Comments Received

 

December 23, 2015:
Kings County Supreme Court. All new Tort Actions and
Proceedings, to be electronically filed, effective March 1, 2016.
Description of Proposal
Public Comments Received
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by February 6, 2016

This measure was adopted on March 18, 2016, with an effective date of March 21, 2016.
AO-79-16


November 24, 2015:
Oneida County Supreme Court. All New Civil Actions and Proceedings (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective February 1, 2016.
Description of Proposal
Public Comments Received
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by January 8, 2016

This measure was adopted on February 1, 2016, with an effective date of February 1, 2016.
AO-10-16


October 15, 2015:
Dutchess County Supreme Court.  All New Civil Actions and Proceeding (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective December 15, 2015.
Description of Proposal
Public Comments Received
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by November 30, 2015

This measure was adopted on December 14, 2015, with an effective date of December 15, 2015. 
AO-194-15


October 15, 2015: 
Niagara County Supreme Court.  All New Civil Actions and Proceedings (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective December 15, 2015.
Description of Proposal
Public Comments Received
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by November 30, 2015

This measure was adopted on December 14, 2015, with an effective date of December 15, 2015. 
AO-194-15


October 15, 2015:
Suffolk County Supreme Court.  All New Civil Actions and Proceedings (except those specified), to be electronically filed, effective December 15, 2015.
Description of Proposal
Public Comments Received
Email to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov
by November 30, 2015

This measure was adopted on December 14, 2015, with an effective date of December 15, 2015. 
AO-194-15

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