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FOURTH DEPARTMENT AMENDS LOCAL RULES REGARDING DIGITAL SUBMISSION OF MOTIONS AND ELECTRONIC FILING OF FAMILY COURT AND CRIMINAL MATTERS

by | Jun 25, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, the local rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department (22 NYCRR Part 1000) have been amended to provide for digital submission of motion papers and to provide rules for electronic filing in Family Court and criminal matters, which becomes mandatory in matters in which a notice of appeal is filed on or after July 1, 2020.

RULES | 22 NYCRR Part 100

The amended motion rule, new Rule 1000.4 (a), requires the submission of digital motion papers in non-e-filed cases, with an exception for exempt attorneys and parties, and dispenses with the requirement that a hard copy of such motion papers be filed.

DIGITAL COPY SUBMISSIONS | ad4.nycourts.gov/dcopy

Among other things, the new rule regarding mandatory e-filing in Family Court and criminal matters, Rule 1000.17, addresses the application of the e-filing rules to assigned counsel, requires the e-filing of a specified appendix in both Family Court and criminal matters, and encourages e-filing of court transcripts where possible. The new rule also requires motions to be e-filed in Family Court and criminal matters, and dispenses with the requirement that a hard copy of such motions be filed.

ELECTRONIC FILING | ad4.nycourts.gov/efile

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