Unified Court System has developed an online RJI for the NYSCEF system. The new
process will require you to enter certain additional RJI information into
NYSCEF whenever you choose to file an RJI.
modifications will allow you to create PDFs of the RJI form and any required
addendum by filling in those forms on the NYSCEF site. The RJI and addendum
created by NYSCEF will conform to the statewide versions. Alternatively, you
may choose to upload a scanned RJI and addendum. If the filing is being made by
an attorney’s filing agent, the scanned image of the RJI and addendum will not
be created by NYSCEF; instead the filing agent will be required to upload a
scanned RJI as it must have the attorney’s signature. Regardless of how the RJI
is filed, the additional data collection will still be required. The NYSCEF
filing screens will walk you through a series of
questions that we believe will simplify this new procedure.
a result of the new online RJI, the available case types for filing in the
NYSCEF system have been modified. There will be a new Case Select Screen
which you will soon encounter
whenever you are commencing a new action or proceeding. The case types displayed
on this new Case Select Screen, to the extent that they are authorized for
e-filing in a specific county, will mirror those that are on the statewide RJI
changes simply restate the existing case types to conform to how they are
exhibited on the RJI form. For example,
instead of “Article 75 Proceeding” the case type will now be displayed
as “Special Proceedings - CPLR Article 75".
addition to the display changes, some case type selections in some counties
will be more specific. For example, an attorney filing a tort action may see
various options for Tort filings, such as “Torts - Motor Vehicle”.
is expected that these new case type changes along with the new RJI will be
made available late next week. The NYSCEF Resource Center is offering
a short demonstration of the new process on November 16th, 17th,
18th, 19th and 20th. You can register to
attend any of the online training sessions by going to our website, www.nycourts.gov/efile
and registering for training.