Universal E-filing. Effective April 1, 2021, all matters not previously so subject will be subject to mandatory e-filing in the Fourth Department. Thus, for those matters not previously designated for mandatory e-filing and in which a notice of appeal is filed, a transfer order is dated, or a special proceeding is commenced in the Court on or after April 1, 2021, e-filing will be mandatory. Reduced Number of Records. Effective April 1, 2021, In most matters perfected upon the reproduced full record method or the appendix method, the hard copy filing requirement in 22 NYCRR 1245.6 (a) and 1250.9 (a) (1) and (a) (2) will be met by filing an original and two hard copies of the record or appendix instead of the original and five hard copies currently required. A copy of the revised rules may be found here.