Electronic Case Filing
The Southern District of New York has implemented the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system and publishes Electronic Case Filing Rules and Instructions to assist attorneys practicing in the Southern District. Attorneys must register in advance to obtain a user id and password which serves as the attorney’s signature when filing documents electronically. The system requirements are minimal and inexpensive.
Benefits of filing electronically using ECF include:
Hands-on training for attorneys and staff is provided by the Court. Please see the course schedule for the next available ECF Training opportunity.
Please keep in mind that you should not include sensitive information in any document filed with the Court unless its inclusion is necessary and relevant to the case.