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CM/ECF or related down time Notices:   Other Information:

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CM/ECF Unavailable due to Maintenance,

beginning June 9 at 3:00 PM through June 11 The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York is scheduling downtime for maintenance to the case management system, CM/ECF. E-filing will be unavailable Friday, June 9, 2023 from 3:00 PM EST until Sunday, June 11, 2023, 6:00 pm EST. Documents with special circumstances will be accepted via email to CMECF_Support@nywd.uscourts.gov while e-filing is unavailable. These documents will be limited to those with a statute of limitations deadline, emergency injunctive relief, notices of appeal, or other urgent matters. Documents submitted by e-mail will be deemed filed as of the date they were received, and will be entered on the docket by the Clerk's Office as soon as practical. Thank you for your cooperation.

****CM/ECF has a maintenance window every Saturday from 8:00am - 12:00pm EST. During those times CM/ECF will be placed in a read only mode *****



If you you have PACER related questions please click this link to visit their web site.

Please flatten all PDFs before uploading.  This is especially important with fillable PDFs.  Click here for instructions.

Special Notices:   Browse Notices:
The court would like to make CM/ECF filers aware of certain security concerns relating to a software application or .plug-in. called RECAP, which was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet. Once a user loads RECAP, documents that he or she subsequently accesses via PACER are automatically sent to a public Internet repository. Other RECAP/PACER users are then able to see whether documents are available from the Internet repository. RECAP captures District and Bankruptcy Court documents, but has not yet incorporated Appellate Court functionality. At this time, RECAP does not appear to provide users with access to restricted or sealed documents. Please be aware that RECAP is "open-source" software, which can be freely obtained by anyone with Internet access and modified for benign or malicious purposes, such as facilitating unauthorized access to restricted or sealed documents. Accordingly, CM/ECF filers are reminded to be diligent about their computer security practices to ensure that documents are not inadvertently shared or compromised. The court and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will continue to analyze the implications of RECAP or related-software and advise you of any ongoing or further concerns.   ATTENTION: Firefox 4 has not been certified for use with CM/ECF at this time. Please refrain from using that version when accessing the Case Management System. This includes both CM/ECF and PACER. Firefox version 3.X and Internet Explorer version 8.X are compatible browsers with CM/ECF and PACER.
Thank you.
Buffalo Office:   Rochester Office:
U.S. Courthouse
2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, New York 14202-3350
  Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building
100 State Street
Rochester, New York 14614
The contact numbers are for the following Buffalo offices:   The contact numbers are for the following Rochester offices:
Office of the Clerk 716.551.1700   Office of the Clerk 585.613.4000
Juror Call-in Number 866.851.8154   Juror Call-in Number 866.851.8154
Chambers of the Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo 716.551.1620   Chambers of the Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford, Chief Judge 585.613.4320
Chambers of the Hon. John L. Sinatra, Jr. 716.551.1640   Chambers of the Hon. David G. Larimer 585.613.4040
Chambers of the Hon. Richard J. Arcara 716.551.1810    
Chambers of the Hon. William M. Skretny 716.551.1820   Chambers of the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa 585.613.4050
Chambers of the Hon. H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. 716.551.1870   Chambers of the Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. 585.613.4090
Chambers of the Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy 716.551.1880   Chambers of the Hon. Marian W. Payson 585.613.4080
Chambers of the Hon. Michael J. Roemer 716.551.1630   Chambers of the Hon. Mark W. Pedersen 585.613.4360
Chambers of the Hon. Leslie G. Foschio 716.551.1850   Chambers of the Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman 585.613.4019


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