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An ECF password issued by this Court is required to file electronically.  To request an Electronic Case Filing (ECF) account from the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, complete the registration form and submit the form on-line.   

Click here to register

Please check to make sure you meet the requirements to access the ECF system If you need to register a large number of attorneys, try the registration tips below.

For ECF assistance, please contact ECF Help Desk(212) 805-0800.

Prerequisites of Registration

An attorney seeking to file documents electronically must meet one of the following prerequisites:

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Seeking admission to practice pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Authorized to represent the United States of America

Registration Tips

When registering more than one attorney, complete the registration form, then click submit. After both the verification and confirmation pages are displayed , select the 'back' symbol on the browser window twice. The completed registration form is available, now just edit the data, entering the data that is applicable for the second attorney, then click submit again. Do not re-enter the common data, such as firm info, but please remember to enter the correct bar code and date of admission, etc. Repeat for each additional attorney.

For Pro Hac Vice Motions, on the ECF Registration Form, please enter "XXXXXX" for the bar code. Enter the date the application is being submitted in the two places that require dates.