New York Legislative Year in Review: Expanding mandatory e-filing in state’s courts

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A8083 Vests the Chief Administrative Judge with authority, provided the local County Clerk agrees, to implement mandatory e-filing in a county and in most classes of cases. Continues present authorization for the use of e-filing, both consensual and mandatory, in criminal superior courts and Family Court. Continues permanently, without change, programs of consensual and mandatory e-filing in Surrogate’s Court and the New York City Civil Court. Authorizes use of e-filing in the Appellate Divisions at the discretion of each Judicial Department.