The New York Appellate Division, Fourth Department is expanding the categories of appeals that will be subject to mandatory E-Filing. Effective October 1, 2019, electronic filing will become mandatory in all non-Family Court civil matters when a notice of appeal is filed on or after October 1, 2019. E-Filing in non-Family Court civil matters has been voluntary, consensual since January 1, 2019.
Appeals in criminal matters and appeals from Family Court will become subject to voluntary, consensual E-Filing starting October 1, 2019 in matters in which a notice of appeal is filed on or after October 1, 2019. E-Filing will become mandatory in all criminal appeals and in all appeals from Family Court in all matters in which a notice of appeal is filed on or after January 1, 2020.
E-Filing will continue to be mandatory for all matters before the Commercial Division, Surrogate’s Court or that were E-Filed in Supreme Court. You can find updates and rules regarding E-Filing in the Fourth Department here.
If you are unsure about how to proceed with electronically filing your appeal, please contact staff counsel at Counsel Press.