Mandatory Electronic filing (e-filing): First Department
In the Appellate Division, First Department, electronic filing (e-filing) through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system commenced in March 2018 with appeals in commercial matters. Mandatory e-filing was expanded in July 2019 to all malpractice matters, in January 2020 to include all case types e-filed in the Supreme Court and contested matrimonial matters, and in June 2020 to all civil matters originating in the Supreme Court .In July 2020, the Court expanded e-filing to matters originating in Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Family Court, Surrogate’s Court and Court of Claims. With the latest extension, e-filing is now mandatory in all matters before the First Department, except: Original Special Proceedings; and Attorney Matters. Mandatory e-filing requires all documents, as defined in 22 NYCRR 1245.1(d), to be e-filed. Under the Electronic Filing Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR § 1245.4), certain persons are exempt from e-filing.
AD1 2.0 –Updated June 25, 2021
All filings, including petitions, motions, and applications, made in connection with original proceedings and attorney matters shall be submitted electronically via the Digital Submission portal in NYSCEF. For additional information on the Digital Submission portal, please click here.