Yesterday, I attended Linda G. Maryanov's T&E Think Tank study group. She shared the following announcement:
ANNOUNCEMENT BY Reynaldo Guzmán, Jr., Esq., Court Clerk Specialist
Surr/NY, Miscellaneous Department
I am writing to give you a heads up that effective April 26, 2022 the NY County Surrogate’s Court has adopted new e-filing protocols that now prohibit the e-filing of all matters handled by the Miscellaneous Department, including miscellaneous proceedings and motion papers (either in support of or in opposition to motions). These new e-filing protocols have been published on the court’s webpage and can be accessed at the following link: New York County Surrogate efiling protocols FINAL.pdf (nycourts.gov)
Since during the presentation that I recently did for your lawyer study group I had mentioned that the court “preferred” that papers for the Miscellaneous Department not be e-filed, I thought I should now follow up to advise that the court has prohibited e-filing altogether for matters handled by the Miscellaneous Department.
Maryanov shared Guzmán's announcement verbally and pasted it in the Zoom chat. Here is the part of the e-filing protocols that discusses the Miscellaneous Department of the NY County Surrogate's Court:
Maryanov gave excellent advice about the new e-filing requirement: "Don't presume this for any other county."