SDNY Announces Revisions to the ECF Rules & Instructions Regarding Exhibits, and Consent to Magistrate Judge Forms
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announces revisions to the court’s ECF Rules & Instructions, effective May 2, 2022. ECF Rule 5.1, regarding attachments and exhibits, has been revised to clarify the requirements for properly naming electronically filed exhibits.
The Attorney Mentoring Program of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, is accepting applications for its class of 2024–25. This Program is designed to equip experienced State Court practitioners with the special skills and knowledge needed to represent defendants in federal criminal cases. One important goal of the Mentoring Program is to expand the diversity of the federal defense bar. Accordingly, we place particular emphasis on equipping women and members of minority communities with the experience and expertise necessary to become viable candidates for the Criminal Justice Act Panel. However, The Program is open to all members of the Bar. Accordingly, all members of the Bar are encouraged and welcomed to apply to participate in this Program. Interested attorneys should complete the Mentoring Program application form, and email it to Peter Quijano at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Anthony Ricco at email@example.com. “The Southern District’s Mentoring Program was the first of its kind in the nation and since been the model for similar programs nationwide. It has enhanced the membership of our defense bar, enabling diverse and talented lawyers to gain federal practice experience in mentoring relationships with distinguished practitioners. Experienced state court practitioners are given exposure to the legal and practical differences between state and federal practice, learning in federal courtrooms under the tutelage of some of the finest federal criminal defense lawyers anywhere, and have the opportunity to be considered for membership on our Criminal Justice Act Panel.” – Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain
Effective Monday, August 17, 2020, the Unites States District Court for the Southern District of New York will require requests for Certificates of Good Standing to be submitted electronically through the court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system. Payment will be made on-line during the request process. Completed Certificates will be sent to applicants by email. Instructions for submitting a request for a Certificate of Good Standing may be found at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms/certificate-good-standing-wall-certificate. Questions may be directed to the court’s Help Desk at (212) 805-0800.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge. There are two vacancies in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and one vacancy in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Both the full vacancy announcement and the application form are posted on the Court’s website at www.ca2.uscourts.gov.
Please be advised the Court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system will be unable to accept on-line payments on Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET. During this time ECF filers will be unable to complete transactions requiring a fee, including the filing of new civil and miscellaneous cases, civil appeals and Motions for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Filings that do not require a fee will be unaffected. Filers are directed to section 23.6 of the Court’s ECF Rules & Instructions for information regarding technical issues that prevent timely filing.
Please be advised the court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system will be unavailable from 6 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2020. During this time users will be unable to file documents on the court’s ECF system or view documents through the PACER electronic public access service. Filers are directed to section 23.6 of the Court’s ECF Rules & Instructions for information regarding technical issues that prevent timely filing.