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Mar 19, 2018

E-filing training to be offered

Free surrogate’s court e-filing training for attorneys and legal staffers will be offered on two days in April in Genesee and Niagara counties. One session is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., April 11, at the Niagara County Courthouse, 175 Hawley St., Lockport. The other session will be from 2 to 4 p.m., April 18, […]

Jan 24, 2018

E-filing of most civil court actions is now mandatory in Monroe County

Mandatory e-filing of most civil court actions in Monroe County started Wednesday. In January 2017, e-filing was made available as an option for those filing most civil court actions in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Since then, more than 3,500 actions have been filed electronically. Starting Wednesday, most new filings must be uploaded to the […]

May 24, 2017

Matrimonial Matters: The tide is coming — e-filing in matrimonial cases

“Technology is critical to our efforts to enhance the efficiency and productivity of court operations, as well as to improve our service to the public. E-filing is the centerpiece of these efforts. It reduces costs and saves time for both the court system and litigants, improves access to the courts, and sharply reduces the environmental […]

Nov 10, 2014

E-filing expanding in Seventh Judicial District

Another element of electronic filing is being added to civil courts in two Seventh Judicial District counties with more expected to follow. On Monday, Livingston and Ontario counties began offering voluntary e-filing of documents in all civil cases in Supreme Court with the exception of mental hygiene issues, which have confidentiality considerations. They are the […]

Oct 3, 2013

E-filing expands in some counties, not others

The electronic filing of civil court documents is expanding in upstate counties, with Erie County Supreme Court adding mandatory filing this week for all contract, commercial and tort actions. Onondaga County is planning to go mandatory with certain case types Jan. 1, while Monroe County is seeking to integrate its own system with the state’s, […]

May 9, 2013

Tax Dept: E-filing at all-time high

Thomas H. Mattox, New York state commissioner of Taxation and Finance has announced that, as of the end of April, 87 percent of taxpayers had e-filed their personal income tax returns. More than 7.9 million taxpayers e-filed their personal income tax returns by the deadline this year — a 200,000 increase over last year. “E-filing […]

Jul 20, 2012

State OKs mandatory e-filing pilot programs

The electronic filing of court documents will be expanding into certain family and criminal courts under a pilot program authorized in recent legislation, signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti will select up to six counties this fall for mandatory e-filing pilot programs. “We’re very pleased that the governor […]

Feb 3, 2012

Surrogate’s Court gears up for e-filing

Most documents in Monroe County Surrogate’s Court will have to be filed electronically beginning March 1. The court, which has been participating in a voluntary e-filing program since August 2010, will become one of the few in the state where attorneys will be required to e-file all probate and administration proceedings and related miscellaneous proceedings. […]

Jan 18, 2012

Mandatory e-filing expanding

The mandatory pilot e-filing program will begin in the Surrogate’s Courts of Chautauqua, Erie and Monroe counties, effective March 1. It will apply to all estate proceedings — probate, administration and related proceedings — filed on or after that date. Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, who announced Jan. 4 that the program would be […]

Nov 2, 2011

7th JD leads state in surrogate’s court e-filing

The Seventh Judicial District will be the first in the state to offer electronic filing in all of its surrogate’s courts. It has been available in Monroe County since last August as part of a state e-file pilot project but, this week, expanded to Ontario, Livingston and Wayne counties. “We’re very excited about this opportunity […]

Jul 8, 2011

All rise (or not)! NYC e-court now in session

NEW YORK — Think the paper piles are deep around your home? Clerks at Manhattan's state Supreme Court say they'd run out of places to put it. Not to worry. The state now requires lawyers in about 6,000 cases dealing with commercial disputes in the Manhattan courthouse ...

Jun 29, 2011

State to expand e-filing for court docs

The electronic filing of court records will expand under new legislation approved last week by the state Senate and Assembly. Joining Monroe and other upstate counties in a pilot program will be Onondaga and Allegany counties and two other counties outside of the Fourth Department.

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