Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in consultation with the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division, upon notice by the Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims, and, as appropriate, in consultation with or with the approval ofCounty Clerks, I hereby establish, continue, or give notice of, programs for the consensual/voluntary and mandatory use of electronic means for the filing and service of documents (“e-filing”) in the manner authorized pursuant to L.1999, c.367, as amended b yL.2009, c.416, L.2010, c.528, L.2011, c.543, L.2012,c. 184,L.2013, c. 113, L. 2015,c.237,L.2017, c. 99, L.2018, c. 168, L.2019, c.212, and L.2020, c. 58, in the counties, courts and cases in effect as of the date of this Order or upon the effective dates set forth in Appendix A attached hereto. Such programs shall be subject to sections 202.5-b, 202.5-bb, 206.5, 206.5-aa, 207.4-a, 207.4-aa, and 208.4-a of the Uniform Rules for the New York State Trial Courts, as well as the rules relating to matrimonial matters in Appendix B.
I hereby promulgate a form “Application for Exemption from E-Filing During the COVID-19 Health Emergency” (Appendix C), for use by parties seeking an exemption to participate in an e-filing matter which, as a result of the COVID-19 health emergency, must be conducted by electronic filing through NYSCEF pursuant to AO/115/20 and AO/l2l/20.
This order is effective October 21, 2020 and supersedes AO/209/20.