Appellate Division, Second Department expands e-filing to Suffolk County cases!
Effective July 2, 2018, any new notice of appeal stemming from a matter which originated and was e-filed in the Supreme or Surrogate’s Court of Suffolk County must be e-filed in the Appellate Division, Second Department. Additionally, any pre-July 2, 2018 notice of appeal in a matter which originated and was e-filed in those Suffolk County courts which is being perfected on or after August 15, 2018 must be e-filed in the Appellate Division.
As with Westchester County cases, within 14 days after a notice of appeal is e-filed in the Suffolk County Supreme or Surrogate’s Court, it must be recorded in the Appellate Division to start the e-filing process. For notices of appeal pre-dating July 2, 2018, the time to record the notice of appeal and start the e-filing process will be measured from that date. Accordingly, all of the older Suffolk County cases that will be e-filed on or after August 15, 2018 must be recorded in NYSCEF by July 16, 2018.
It is important to note that the Second Department does not permit voluntary participation in cases not currently designated as e-filing cases.
The court’s notice regarding the Suffolk County e-filing expansion 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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