Electronic Filing Authorization in Matrimonial Actions
Electronic filing Authorization in matrimonial actions.
Giving someone an electronic filing authorization for a matrimonial action allows them to file documents on behalf of the attorney of record but does not authorize that person to access and download the files that have been filed electronically.
22 NYCRR 202.5-b. Electronic Filing in Supreme Court; Consensual Program, provides, in part:
(c) Authorized E-filing Users, Passwords and Registration. (1) Registration required. Documents may be filed or served electronically only by a person who has registered as an authorized e-filing user or as otherwise provided in this subdivision. (2) Registering as an authorized e-filing user. (i) Who may register. An attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York, or a person seeking to serve as an authorized e-filing agent on behalf of attorneys of record in an e-filed action or actions (hereinafter "filing agent") may register as an authorized e-filing user of the NYSCEF site. An attorney admitted pro hac vice in an action, an unrepresented litigant, or a person who has been authorized in writing by an owner or owners of real property to submit a petition as provided in section 730 of the Real Property Tax Law and who has been licensed to engage in such business as required by the jurisdiction in which the business is operated (hereinafter "small claims assessment review filing agent") may also register as an authorized e-filing user, but solely for purposes of such action or, in the case of a small claims assessment review filing agent, solely for those proceedings under section 730 of the Real Property Tax Law in which he or she has been authorized to submit a petition. (ii) How to register. Registration shall be on a form prescribed by the Chief Administrator. If so provided by the Chief Administrator, registration shall not be complete until the registering person has been approved as an e-filing user. An authorized e-filing user shall notify the Resource Center immediately of any change in the information provided on his or her registration form. (3) Identification and password. Upon registration, an authorized e-filing user shall be issued a confidential User Identification Designation (“User ID”) and a password by the Unified Court System (“UCS”). An authorized e-filing user shall maintain his or her User ID and password as confidential, except as provided in paragraph (4) of this subdivision. Upon learning of the compromise of the confidentiality of either the User ID or the password, an authorized e-filing user shall immediately notify the Resource Center. At its initiative or upon request, the UCS may at any time issue a new User ID or password to any authorized e-filing user. (4) User ID and password; use by authorized person. An authorized e-filing user may authorize another person to file a document electronically on his or her behalf in a particular action using the User ID and password of the user, but, in such event, the authorized e-filing user shall retain full responsibility for any document filed. (d) Electronic Filing of Documents. (1) Electronic Filing of Documents. (i) Electronic filing required; format of e-filed documents; statement of authorization. In any action subject to e-filing, all documents required to be filed with the court by an e-filing party shall be filed and served electronically, except as provided in this section. All e- filed d ocuments shall comply with the technical requirements set forth at the NYSCEF site. (ii) Filing agent; statement of authorization. A filing agent (other than one employed by a governmental entity) shall e-file a statement of authorization from counsel of record in an action, in a form approved by the Chief Administrator, prior to or together with the first e-filing in that action by the agent on behalf of that counsel.