This memorandum, submitted by the Appellate Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, offers comments for inclusion in the Office of Court Administration’s (“OCA’s”) annual report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Chief Judge evaluating our State’s electronic filing system, including the New York State Electronic Filing System (“NYSCEF”). We appreciate the opportunity to offer input.¹
In December 2017, all four departments of the Appellate Division adopted uniform rules on electronic filing (the “Rules”). See 22 NYCRR § 1245 et. seq. And in 2020, the Appellate Divisions First and Second Departments went “all digital,” no longer requiring paper filing of any documents. Instead, in the First Department, papers are filed on NYSCEF and in the Second Department papers are filed on either NYSCEF or a portal.
¹ These comments have been approved by NYCLA’s Appellate Courts Committee
and approved for submission by NYCLA’s President. They have not been reviewed by
NYCLA’s Executive Committee and do not necessarily represent the views of its