Appellate Division Second Department E-Filing Expands to Queens and Richmond Counties
Effective July 1st, 2019, any new notice of appeal stemming from a matter which originated and was e-filed in the Supreme or Surrogate’s Court of Queens County must be e-filed in the Appellate Division, Second Department. Additionally, any pre-July 1, 2019 notice of appeal in a matter which originated and was e-filed in those Queen County courts which is being perfected on or after August 15, 2019 must be e-filed in the Appellate Division.
Also effective July 1, 2019, any new notice of appeal from a matter originating in and e-filed in Richmond County Supreme or Surrogate’s Court may be e-filed upon stipulation of the parties. Any pre-July 1, 2019 notice of appeal in a matter e-filed in and originating from Richmond County may also be e-filed by consent of the parties. This is the only instance thus far of voluntary participation in NYSCEF e-filing in the Second Department.
Upon implementation of this expansion, e-filing will be mandatory in appeals of matters originating and e-filed in Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, and Queens Counties, and will be voluntary in appeals originating from and e-filed in Richmond County. NYSCEF e-filing will not be permitted on cases originating from Kings or Nassau Counties as of yet.
The court’s notice regarding expansion of e-filing to Queens and Richmond Counties may be viewed HERE. Please contact me with any questions. AppealTech is committed to ensuring our clients remain compliant with the evolving requirements regarding Appellate Division e-filing.
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