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Southern District of New York - Document Filing System

The web link above will redirect you to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) public access system.

This is a restricted government website for official PACER business only. All activities of PACER subscribers or users of this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance and for appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By subscribing to PACER, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. If evidence of unlawful activity is discovered, including unauthorized access attempts, it may be reported to law enforcement officials.

Latest CM/ECF Installation is NextGen CM/ECF Release 1.6 (Revision 1.6.3)

NOTICE TO THE BAR - Modified Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents

The Southern District of New York announces new procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents (“HSDs”) filed under seal in civil cases that (1) contain classified information or information that could harm national security; or (2) by their disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage or injury to any person, entity or institution. Any party that believes its filing should be treated as an HSD should utilize the Court’s procedures under Rules 6.15 and 6.16 of the ECF Rules & Instructions and the assigned judge’s Individual Practices.

Effective February 1, 2021, the rules for electronic filing have changed.
Click here to visit the court's ECF Rules & Instructions.

All filings concerning the Application of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
pursuant to Title III of PROMESA are to be filed in the District of Puerto Rico (

Important Note - "It remains the duty of the attorney for a party to review regularly the docket sheet of the case" (ECF Rule #9).

Go to https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions for Electronic Case Filing Rules & Instructions, forms, training information and to sign up for notification of important ECF related news including interruptions in service.


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