New York County Law
Current Docket Books and Filing for Bronx County
1. The county clerk of Bronx county must keep books to be known as current docket books. Each half page of space in each book shall be consecutively numbered in a series of consecutive numbers for each year and shall be devoted to one action. On a half page so numbered the clerk shall enter the title of the action having the same consecutive number for that year, with the names of the plaintiffs and defendants and attorneys in full, and in chronological order a brief description of each paper as it is filed, together with the date of filing thereof, also the verdict, report or decision, if any, rendered in the action as of the date of the rendering thereof, also all orders and judgments in the action. All interlocutory and provisional proceedings, and proceedings supplementary to execution, shall be entered on the same half page of the docket as the action out of which they arise, except in actions where the entries are so voluminous as to require one or more additional half pages of space, in which case the entries shall be continued under the same number upon other pages of that or a subsequent docket book, reference thereto being entered at the end of the first and all additional half pages, and the clerk upon entering the description of a paper filed in an action shall enter upon its front page and opposite the title caption the number of the action and the filing date and number of entry of the paper.
2. There shall be kept an alphabetical index of all the actions entered in such current docket books during any year, which index shall consist of two sets of separate volumes, one set to be designated and used for indexing actions wherein the plaintiff or plaintiffs are individuals, including all individual members of a copartnership or of a firm doing business under a firm name or style as stated in the title of the action, and the other set to be designated and used for indexing actions wherein the plaintiff or plaintiffs are corporations, a joint stock company, a copartnership or a firm name or style under which a person or persons are doing business. Each of such sets of index books shall have a separate volume for each letter of the alphabet, except that the county clerk may, in his discretion, include more than one letter in a volume when convenience will be served, and the volumes designated and used for indexing actions wherein the plaintiff or plaintiffs are individuals shall have a marginal page index showing each letter of the alphabet in order, and shall have the designation of its set of books, its letter and the year or years of its entries plainly marked on its back and cover and on every page. And all of such actions shall be indexed in such index volumes according to all the plaintiffs of each title, in the same manner as it is provided in section nine hundred twenty-three of this chapter that judgment debtors shall be docketed in the judgment docket books, and in every case the serial number of the action shall be entered opposite the name indexed.
3. Whenever an action is transferred to another court, or the place of trial changed, the clerk to whom the papers in such action are delivered shall enter in the current docket book in which he makes entries, copies of all entries theretofore made in said action, and shall continue to make subsequent entries therein in the same manner as if the process had originally been filed with him. All papers numbered and docketed as herein directed shall be filed together; and on the entry of final judgment in any action all the papers in that action shall be arranged in the order of the dates on which they were filed and shall be fastened or bound together flat with the judgment-roll and so filed.