N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 22 § 500.1

Current throuogh Register Vol. 43, No. 11, March 17, 2021
Section 500.1 - General requirements
(a) All papers shall comply with applicable statutes and rules, particularly the signing requirement of section 130-1.1 -a of this Title.
(b) Papers filed. Papers filed means briefs, papers submitted pursuant to sections 500.10 and 500.11 of this Part, motion papers, records and appendices.
(c) Method of reproduction. All papers filed may be reproduced by any method that produces a permanent, legible, black image on white paper. Reproduction on both sides of the paper is encouraged.
(d) Designation of original. Where this Part requires the filing of multiple copies of papers, the parties shall identify on its cover the original document filed.
(e) Proof of service. The original affidavit of service shall be affixed to the inside of the back cover of the original of each paper filed.
(f) Disclosure statement. All papers filed by or on behalf of a corporation or other business entity shall contain a disclosure statement listing all its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, or state that no such parents, subsidiaries and affiliates exist.
(g) Citation form. Where New York authorities are cited in any submissions, New York Official Law Report citations shall be included, if available.
(h) Inclusion of decisions and cited material. Copies of decisions that are not officially published, or are not otherwise readily available, shall be included in the submission in which such decisions are cited. Copies of other cited materials that are not readily available shall be submitted as a separate filing.
(i) Papers filed prepared by word-processing systems. Papers prepared by a word-processing system shall be printed in either a serified, proportionally spaced typeface, such as Times New Roman, or a serified monospaced typeface, such as Courier. Narrow or condensed typefaces and condensed font spacing shall not be used. Except in headings, words shall not be in bold type or type consisting of all capital letters.
(1) Papers filed using a proportionally spaced typeface. The body of any papers filed using a proportionally spaced typeface shall be printed in 14-point type. Footnotes shall be printed in type of no less than 12 points.
(2) Papers filed using a monospaced typeface. The body of any papers filed using a monospaced typeface shall be printed in 12-point type containing no more than 10½ characters per inch. Footnotes shall be printed in type of no less than 10 points.
(j) Computer-generate papers filed. Papers filed prepared on a computer shall be printed in either a serifed, proportionally spaced typeface, such as Times Roman, or a serifed monospaced typeface, such as Courier. Narrow or condensed typefaces and condensed font spacing shall not be used. Except in headings, words shall not be in bold type or type consisting of all capital letters.
(1) Papers filed using a proportionally spaced typeface. The body of any papers filed using a proportionally spaced typeface shall be printed in 14- point type. Footnotes shall be printed in type of no less than 12 points.
(2) Papers filed using a monospaced typeface. The body of any papers filed using a monospaced typeface shall be printed in 12-point type containing no more than 101/2 characters per inch. Footnotes shall be printed in type of no less than 10 points.
(k) Typewritten papers filed. Typewritten papers filed shall be neatly prepared in legible type no smaller than elite and in a pitch of no more than 12 characters per inch. The original, ribbon typescript of any papers filed shall be signed and filed as the original required by this Part. Carbon copies will not be accepted.
(l) Margins, line spacing and page numbering of papers filed. Papers prepared by word-processing systems and typewritten papers shall have margins of one inch on all sides of the page. Text shall be double spaced, but quotations more than two lines long may be indented and single spaced. Headings and footnotes may be single spaced. Pages shall be consecutively numbered in the center of the bottom margin of each page.
(m) Handwritten papers. Self-represented litigants may serve and file handwritten papers. Such papers shall be neatly prepared in cursive script or hand printing in black ink. Pages shall be consecutively numbered in the center of the bottom margin of each page. The filing of handwritten papers is not encouraged. The clerk of the court may reject illegible papers.
(n) Filing of papers. All papers filed shall be addressed to the Clerk of the Court at 20 Eagle Street, Albany, New York 12207, not to a Judge or Judges of the Court, and shall be served on each other party in accordance with the requirements of this Part. Submissions shall only be filed by facsimile transmission, electronic mail, or other electronic transmission when requested by the Clerk of the Court or otherwise required by this Part.
(o) Acknowledgment of receipt of papers. A request for an acknowledgment of receipt of papers shall be accompanied by an additional copy of the papers filed to be stamped by the clerk's office and self-addressed, postage pre-paid envelope. Parties proceeding as poor persons or requesting poor person relief shall comply with this requirement if acknowledgment of receipt of papers is desired.
(p) Nonconforming papers. The clerk of the court may reject papers that do not conform to the requirements of this Part.

N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 22 § 500.1

Amended New York State Register June 22, 2016/Volume XXXVIII, Issue 25, eff. 6/22/2016
Amended New York State Register May 27, 2020/Volume XLII, Issue 21, eff. 5/27/2020