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NOTICE TO THE BAR

Effective May 22, 2017, e-filed documents in newly initiated cases in New York City shall be available immediately for online public viewing through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing system (“NYSCEF”). Such filings will be available for immediate online public viewing PRIOR to any examination of the document or assignment of an index number to the matter by the Office of the County Clerk.

Documents available for online viewing at this early stage will contain the following annotation in the margin:


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CAUTION: THIS DOCUMENT HAS NOT YET BEEN REVIEWED BY THE COUNTY CLERK. (See below.)

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This is a copy of a pleading filed electronically pursuant to New York State court rules (22 NYCRR §202.5-b(d)(3)(i)) which, at the time of its printout from the court system’s electronic website, had not yet been reviewed and approved by the County Clerk in the county of filing. Because court rules (22 NYCRR §202.5[d]) authorize the County Clerk to reject filings and attempted filings for various reasons, readers should be aware that documents bearing this legend may not have been accepted for filing by the County Clerk.


These marginal annotations will be removed when the documents have been reviewed and approved for filing by the County Clerk and an index number has been assigned to the matter pursuant to 22 NYCRR §202.5-b(d)(3).

Because these documents are available for public view prior to examination by the County Clerk, filers are advised to take special care to assure that the filings comply with State law and court rules addressing confidentiality of personal information (see, e.g., Gen. Bus. L. § 399-ddd [confidentiality of social security account number]; 22 NYCRR §202.5[e] [omission or redaction of confidential personal information]) .