A. CASE INFORMATION ON-LINE & ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATIONS
County Clerk and court information in most cases, both those in which a Request for Judicial Intervention has been filed and those in which it has not, and many documents in such cases are available on-line on this website (in the Supreme Court Records On-Line Library ("SCROLL")). Included in this data is information about motions, conferences and trial appearances. The entire e-filed docket is also available on SCROLL in e-filed cases.
The court system also operates a program that monitors developments in cases designated by subscribing attorneys and provides notification thereof. The attorney identifies as many of his/her cases as the attorney wishes and the program will promptly notify counsel by e-mail message whenever there is a new court development in such a case recorded in the court’s computer system. For example, such a notice will be sent when a conference is scheduled, a motion is adjourned, or a decision or order is issued (decisions and orders are accessible in SCROLL and in the e-filing application). This program, known as e-Track, can be accessed at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/etrackLogin (or go to "E-Courts" and then to e-Track). There is no charge for this service. The court generally does not provide notice of scheduled appearances by mail and therefore strongly recommends that counsel use e-Track.
B. PRIVATE INFORMATION SERVICES
Various private companies make available to subscribers through electronic means the court’s computer database of case histories and County Clerk data. All events in a case that are recorded in the computer can be tracked.
C. THE COURTS' WEB PAGES
On this website can be found judicial assignments, a telephone directory, the Uniform Rules of the Justices, announcements and much other information. Decisions and orders of the Justices and the Commercial Division Justices, with County Clerk entry stamp, are posted in SCROLL and in the e-filing application. The Commercial Division operates a separate website (at www.nycourts.gov/comdiv), where the pages for the Division in New York County can be located. In addition, our court maintains a site for the statewide Litigation Coordinating Panel (Uniform Rule 202.69). (The clerk of the Panel is located in this court.)
D. COURTROOM 2000 & OTHER ADVANCED COURTROOMS
The Court Reporters in this court offer some of the most sophisticated capabilities available in the State, such as e-mailing of transcripts, e-transcripts, realtime transcription in the courtroom and on the internet, CD Roms, indices of each day's proceedings, and a master index of the whole trial. Our court operates several technologically advanced courtrooms, including a pioneering Courtroom 2000 for the New Millennium. For further information, visit Courtroom 2000.
E. ELECTRONIC CASE FILING
Most cases in the court must be filed by means of the court's electronic filing system, the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System ("NYSCEF")(www.nycourts.gov/efile).
In some case categories, e-filing is not mandatory, but is permissible on a consensual basis. For further information, see the current Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge on the E-Filing page of this website.
E-Filing is never mandatory for unrepresented parties. They are by statute exempt from e-filing. They need take no action whatsoever to obtain and maintain such status. Therefore, no Judge or court clerk may require such a person to e-file or purport to reject paper filings from such a person. Unrepresented persons may, however, participate in e-filing in a case in which they are parties if they choose to do so. For information, unrepresented persons are advised to contact the E-Filing Resource Center (at 646-386-3033), or the court’s Help Center (Room 116), or a clerk in one of the court’s offices. Information specifically prepared to assist unrepresented parties can be found on the NYSCEF website (www.nycourts.gov/efile) at the “Unrepresented Litigants” link. Training information is accessible on the NYSCEF site and an online training course is presented frequently; a reservation for this course can be made on the site.
E-filing offers benefits for litigants. Unrepresented persons should be aware, however, that they must have the required equipment if they wish to e-file (see the NYSCEF website for more about this); that they should be trained before taking part; and that, if they do not choose to e-file, they will deliver their filings to the court and the other parties in hard-copy form and will receive filings from the other parties in the same format, whereas if they choose to take part in e-filing, they will receive documents only through the online NYSCEF system.
For more information visit E-Filing.