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How To File A Petition For Review In CM/ECF And Pay The Associated Fee In Pay.gov

An attorney filing a petition for review in the Second Circuit may electronically file a petition for review in CM/ECF and simultaneously pay electronically the associated fee of $450.00 through Pay.gov.

 

1.     Log in to CM/ECF. (A Mac user can click here ; a PC user can click here.) If an attorney is not yet admitted to this Court, the attorney must first register as a filing user in PACER . Contact Attorney Admissions with any issues.

 

2.     Click on the Utilities tab on the CM/ECF home page. Select Petition for Review from the pull-down menu.

 

Petition for review startup page

 

 

The Petition for Review screen opens. The fee amount appears on the screen.

 

Fee amount highlighted

 

 

3.     To upload the petition for review PDF, click on the Browse... button to the right of the blank Document box.

 

Browse highlighted

 

 

The Select PDF document screen opens for selecting the document to upload.

 

Use the Look in pull-down menu at the top of the Select PDF document screen to navigate to the document for upload. Click on the file name of the document so that the file name appears in the File name near the bottom of the screen. Click the Open button near the bottom right of the screen.

 

Select PDF document

 

 

The file name appears in the Document box on the Bar Renewal screen.

 

Document highlighted

 

 

Type a brief description of the uploaded document in the Description box.

 

Description highlighted

 

 

4.     To upload supporting documents to the petition, click the Add Another Document button and repeat the steps above.

 

Add another document highlighted

 

 

5.     Once all supporting documents have been uploaded, click the Pay Now and Submit button.

 

Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the Pay Now and Submit button, open the browser and either disable the browser's pop-up blocker or add this URL to the browser's list of trusted sites or exceptions: https://www.pay.gov/.

 

Pay now and submit highlighted

 

 

Note: If a filer fails to upload any document before clicking the Pay Now and Submit button, the following message pops up, and the filer cannot proceed.

 

Document required dialog box

 

 

6.     Pay.gov now opens in a browser window for entering payment information. Many of the fields are filled automatically with information associated with the filer's CM/ECF account. An attorney may pay directly from a business or personal bank account (ACH) or by credit or debit card (PC).

 

Paying from a bank account

 

a.     Enter all requested information under Option 1: Pay Via Bank Account (ACH). Select the Account Type from the pull-down menu. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all required information is entered, click the Continue with ACH Payment button.

 

Payment amount highlighted

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the filer's email address in the designated boxes below the payment-summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box above the authorization and disclosure agreement. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

Authorization and disclosure highlighted

 

 

d.     Scroll down to the Submit Payment button below the authorization and disclosure agreement. Click the Submit Payment button to complete the fee payment.

 

Authorization and disclosure

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the petition has been submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

Print receipt

 

Click the Close Window button to close the browser and return to CM/ECF.

 

Paying by credit or debit card

 

To pay by credit or debit card scroll down to Option 2: Pay Via Plastic Card (PC) on Pay.gov's online payment page.

 

a.     Select the Card Type and enter all required information. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all required information is entered, click the Continue with Plastic Card Payment button at the bottom of the screen.

 

Payment amount highlighted

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the filer's email address in the designated boxes below the payment-summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box near the bottom of the screen. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

Click the Submit Payment button.

 

Submit payment

 

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the petition has been submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

Print receipt

 

Click the Close Window button to close the browser and return to CM/ECF.

 

 

Last modified at 7/8/2014