Appellate Division E-Filing - Instructions For Using the On-line Transmittal Form
The on-line E-Filing Transmittal Form allows you to forward your appeal documents via our web-based e-mail utility, which means you can send your documents (Notice of Appeal, Case Information Statement, Transcript Request Form, and judgment, order, or decision below) from any computer connected to the Internet. This is particularly convenient for attorneys who use more than one computer or who travel frequently.
The following is a step-by-step guide to using the on-line Transmittal Form. After you have reviewed these instructions, click here to go to the form and begin entering information.
(Note: The on-line Transmittal Form requires Netscape 4.0 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
1. Attorney's name: Enter your
2. Attorney's e-mail address: Enter your e-mail address
(Note: Total attachment file size should not exceed 7 MB)
3. Recipient:Appeals filed electronically should be directed to "Appellate Division (Attn: E-File)." This field is pre-formatted with the correct recipient information. Please do not alter it.
4. Select Appellate Division Mailbox: Select one of the following mailboxes from the drop-down menu:
- Appellate Division -PD (for
appeals filed by the Office of the Public Defender)
- Appellate Division (for appeals filed by any other attorney/law firm)
5. Select the recipient for Trial Court and Trial Judge Service: Select the appropriate recipient for Rule 2:5-1 notice purposes -- i.e., service of the notice of appeal and related documents on the trial judge and trial court. Select the vicinage in which the judgment, order, or decision was entered. If this appeal is from a judgment of the Tax Court, select the Tax Court as the recipient, regardless of where (geographically) the judgment, order or decision was entered.
6. Optional Bcc: Enter the e-mail address, if any, where a blind copy of the transmittal should be sent. You may enter your own e-mail address here if you wish to receive a copy of the transmittal for your records.
7. Case Caption: Enter the name of the case for which the appeal is being filed (up to 35 characters -- you need not enter the entire caption).
8. Attach Notice of Appeal: Click on the "Browse" button and navigate to the directory where you saved the completed Notice of Appeal. Double click on that file. The path and file name should appear in the text box adjacent to the "Browse" button that you just clicked. For information on downloading and completing the Notice of Appeal form refer to the E-Filing FAQ.
9. Attach the Appropriate Case Information Statement (Civil or Criminal CIS):Click on the "Browse" button and navigate to the directory where you saved the completed Case Information Form. Double click on that file. The path and file name should appear in the text box adjacent to the "Browse" button that you just clicked. For information on downloading and completing a CIS form refer to the E-Filing FAQ.
10. Attach Transcript Request Form:Click on the "Browse" button and navigate to the directory where you saved the completed Transcript Request Form. Double click on that file. The path and file name should appear in the text box adjacent to the "Browse" button that you just clicked. For information on downloading and completing the Transcript Request Form refer to the E-Filing FAQ.
11. Attach Judgment, Order, or Decision Below: You are responsible for converting the judgment, order or decision below to an electronic format using a scanner and OCR (optical character recognition) software. Save the judgement, order, or decision as a WordPerfect document, Microsoft Word document, or Adobe Acrobat PDF document. Once saved, click on the "Browse" button and navigate to the directory where you saved the file. Double click on that file. The path and file name should appear in the text box adjacent to the "Browse" button you just clicked.
12. Attach Cover Letter: You may attach a cover letter with your transmittal if you wish. This is optional.
13. Attorney Filing Fee Authorization and Name and Address: This field is preformatted with a statement authorizing fees to be debited from your Attorney Collateral Account, unless fees are otherwise waived. In order to file your appeal electronically, you must have an Attorney Collateral Account (set up through the Superior Court Clerk's Office) from which any filing fees may be debited, or the fees must be waived. Any filing received without such authorization is subject to being returned as deficient. If you are entitled to waiver of fees, please indicate the reason for waiver below the authorization statement (i.e., indigency, agency status). Please enter your address and phone number in the textbox in the event that that the Appellate Division Clerk's Office needs to contact you. You may include any other information you wish to convey in this field.
14. Send Mail: After you are satisfied that the information you have entered is correct, click on the "Send Mail" button to transmit the form (with the attachments). Click on the " Reset Form" button if you want to clear the fields on the form and start over.
A "Results Summary" page will be generated, if the transmission was successful, listing the data that was transmitted. Please print and retain a copy of this summary for your records. This summary also will list the e-mail addresses of all recipients of the form (including the e-mail address for the Appellate Division mailbox chosen, and the e-mail address for the vicinage (or Tax Court) chosen for receipt of Rule 2:5-1 service. A complete listing of Appellate Division E-filing addresses is provided below for your reference.
An error message will be generated, if you omitted required information, advising you of the field or fields which you must complete in order to send the form.
Once the appeal is docketed, you will receive a Notice of Docketing by mail that states your docket number, the date the appeal was filed, and case manager in charge of your appeal.