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NY Appellate Division, First Department Expands Mandatory Appellate E-Filing

The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department is expanding mandatory appellate electronic filing through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system. Effective January 1, 2020, E-Filing will be mandatory in:

1. all case types E-Filed (mandatory or consensual) in Supreme Court, Bronx and New York Counties
2. contested matrimonial cases

This expansion of mandatory E-Filing will be effective as follows:

  • Matters in which notices of appeal are dated on or after January 1, 2020;
  • Matters in which notices of appeal are dated prior to January 1, 2020 and where the appeal will be perfected on or after March 1, 2020. In these matters, compliance with the requirements of 22 NYCRR 1245.3(a), Entry of Initial Information for Electronic Filing, will be measured from January 1, 2020.

Appeals for the above-mentioned case types that have already been perfected are exempt from the mandatory E-Filing requirements. Appeals in Article 78 proceedings, uncontested matrimonials, Surrogates Court and pro se appeals are also exempt.

For more information, visit the Court’s E-Filing update here. If you are unsure about how to proceed with electronically filing your appeal, please contact staff counsel at Counsel Press.