In accordance with Section 212 of the Judiciary Law, the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York will submit to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Chief Judge in April 2017 a report evaluating the state’s experience with electronic filing for the commencement of actions and proceedings and the service and filing of papers therein and containing such recommendations for further legislation as are deemed appropriate.  The report will also contain an evaluation of the impact of e-filing on litigants (including the unrepresented), practitioners, and the courts.  The Unified Court System welcomes the submission of comments about the implementation and impact of the electronic filing program from persons who are interested in or who have been or may be affected by the program, including unrepresented litigants, sole practitioners, 18 B attorneys, other attorneys, representatives of victims’ rights organizations and child protective agencies, criminal and Family Court practitioners, and others in the civil and criminal justice and Family Court communities.  Comments received will be posted on the website of the Court System and included in the report.  The report will also address such comments. 

Comments should be submitted to Jeffrey Carucci, Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing, on or before March 23, 2017. Comments should be sent by e-mail or regular mail to one of the following addresses: 

Jeffrey Carucci
Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing 
NYS Unified Court System 
New York County Courthouse 
60 Centre Street, Room 119 M 
New York, New York 10007 
efilingcomments@nycourts.gov