NY Appellate Division, First Department Expands Mandatory E-Filing

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department is expanding mandatory electronic filing through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system. Beginning July 15, 2019, E-Filing will be mandatory for the following case types originating in the Supreme Court, Bronx and New York Counties:

  • Medical, Dental or Podiatric Malpractice
  • Other Professional Malpractice

In addition, the Court will permit voluntary, consensual E-Filing in all other tort matters originating in AD1 beginning on July 15, 2019. The expansion of mandatory E-Filing in malpractice matters and the voluntary, consensual E-Filing in other tort matters will be effective as follows:

  • Matters in which notices of appeal are dated on or after July 15, 2019;
  • Matters in which notices of appeal are dated prior to July 15, 2019 and where the appeal will be perfected on or after September 1, 2019.

Please be advised that appeals on malpractice matters which have already been perfected are exempt from mandatory E-Filing. For more information, visit the Court’s E-Filing update here.

If you are unsure about how to proceed with filing your appeal, please contact staff counsel at Counsel Press.

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