Brooklyn Bar Association News

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jan 29, 2021


Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, chief administrative judge of the New York State Unified Court System, issued a memorandum this week advising attorneys practicing in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx that the court system will expand the mandatory E-Filing system.

Beginning Feb. 16, 2021, the current mandatory E-Filing program in Kings County Supreme Court will be expanded to include all civil actions except:

  • CPLR Art. 70 Proceedings
  • CPLR Art. 78 Proceedings
  • Election Law Proceedings
  • Matrimonial Matters
  • Mental Hygiene Law Matters
  • Consumer Credit Transactions as defined in CPLR 105(f)
  • Residential Foreclosure Actions as defined in RPAPL 1304

Anyone who would like to comment on the court system’s E-Filing program are encouraged to email no later than Feb. 12, 2021. The court has also created a website — — for public notice of any proposals to or expansions of the mandatory e-filing programs, and for posting any public comments received on such proposals.

Read Justice Marks’ memorandum in its entirety here: