Brooklyn Bar Association News

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 7, 2021

A letter to local bar associations was sent by the court on Wednesday where it announced that it is going to request that Chief Judge Janet DiFiore expand the mandatory E-Filing program in New York City Civil Courts as soon as the late summer.

Citing the successful e-filing program in the landlord and tenant courts, Hon. George Silver, the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the NYC Courts and Interim Administrative Judge for the NYC Civil Court, Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo, the Supervising Civil Court Judge in the Kings County Civil Court, and Alia Razzaq, the Chief Clerk of the NYC Civil Court, issued the following notification of intent to request expansion of the e-filing program on Wednesday:

Based on the successful e-filing program in the NYC Civil Court for all landlord and tenant matters, please be advised that we are specifically requesting e-filing for actions brought by a provider of health services specified in Insurance Law Sec. 5102(a)(1) against an insurer for failure to comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Superintendent pursuant to Insurance Law Sec. 5108(b).


This notice is to advise you that we will be submitting our request for this mandatory program to the Chief Administrative Judge, who is required by statute to post the proposal on the UCS website inviting comments from attorneys and all affected parties ( We will be requesting that this mandatory program, if authorized, be effective late summer/early fall 2021.


This request and any public comment received will be presented for consultation purposes to the NYC Civil Court Advisory Committee on E-Filing. After the committee has reported its review of the proposal to the Chief Administrative Judge, he will consider our request and may issue an Order thereon. 


The NYSCEF Resource Center training staff will offer free virtual CLE training for attorneys, as well as training to their staff and all other interested filers. (For further training information see


Also, as you may already be aware, by legislation and by statute, all unrepresented parties are exempt from participating in e-filing in any case. However, unrepresented parties may choose to e-file.


Click here to download a full copy of the memorandum