Friday, January 18, 2013

Court of Appeals to Put Briefs and Records Online

As of February 1, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals is introducing Court-PASS: The Court of Appeals Public Access and Search System. For the first time, this new system will give the public free access to digital copies of the records and briefs for all cases pending in the Court of Appeals on or filed after January 1, 2013. In addition, Court-PASS will provide pertinent information about pending cases, including the due dates for briefs, schedules for oral arguments, and attorney contact information. Court-Pass will also make it easier for attorneys to file digital copies of briefs and records. While attorneys will still be required to provide hard copies to the Court, the number of hard copies has been reduced from nineteen to nine, "when the papers are being filed on behalf of parties with appeals, certified questions pursuant to section 500.27 of the Court of Appeals Rules of Practice, or judicial conduct matters."
The Court's full Notice to the Bar is here.

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