PRELIMINARY CONFERENCES – P.C Schedule Below
Preliminary Conferences are prompted by the filing of an RJI and usually scheduled within 3 weeks thereafter.
THERE IS NO NOTICE SENT BY THE COURT. USE A COURT ALERT SERVICE TO PICK UP THE DATES OR SIGN UP WITH E-COURTS.
All Preliminary Conferences are held on Monday-Thursday at 9:30 and 11:30 on the 3rd Floor at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, even for Long Island City Justices. The calendar is on the 3rd floor to the left of the elevators posted on the far right wall. The PC forms are to the right of that calendar.
The default time for 9:30 conferences is 10:30. The default time for 11:30 conferences is 12:15. CHECK THE BOARD FOR TEL #S OF APPEARING ATTORNEYS BEFORE YOU DO AN EX PARTE ORDER.
STEPS TO DO A PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE
Find your case on the calendar down the left hallway.
WRITE YOUR LEGIBLE CELL # ON THE BOARD NEXT TO YOUR CASE.
CHECK IN WITH THE CLERKS IN RM 314 THROUGH THE DOORS TO THE LEFT AND DOWN THE HALL ON THE RIGHT. SAY “(THE JUDGE’S NAME, YOUR CASE # AND WHO YOU REPRESENT)” Like this “J. GAVRIN, #7, I AM THE PLAINTIFF” . . . and so on.
Find your adversary in the PC Part or in the Hallway or text them on the cell # written on the calendar. It is very noisy so text is the best method to find someone.
Fill out the PC order. Dates for the top right box are the compliance conference and Note of Issue dates and they are posted below that case on the calendar. Also, the RJI date is below the index # of that case.
By rule, all PCs must be held within 45 days of the filing of the RJI. There are limited exceptions, such as when there is a Motion for Default against all defendants in which case the conference will be adjourned without a date until the motion is decided. If a party does not appear or if any party requests an adjournment at the first scheduled conference, it will be adjourned for 2-3 weeks on the same weekday, but no longer than 45 days from the RJI. If a party does not appear on the second date, the PC may be done ex parte after you call your missing adversary(s.) If no parties appear on the second date, the court will fill out an Order and send it to the parties.
Preliminary Conferences Schedule
J. Allan Weiss (Part 2) J. Marguerite Grays (Part 4)
J. Darrell Gavrin (Part 27 – NYCTA cases) J. Rudolph Greco (Part 32)
J. Fredrick Sampson (Part 31)
J. Rob Caloras (Part 36)
J. Larry Love (Part 43)
J. Timothy Dufficy (Part 35) J. Janice Taylor (Part 15)
J. Peter O’Donoghue (Med Mal cases) J. Maureen Healy (Part 13)
J. Leonard Livote (Part 33) J. Joseph Esposito (Part 26)
J. Richard Latin (Part 40)
J. Ernest Hart (Part 6 - City Cases) J. Kevin Kerrigan (Part 10 – City cases) HHC CC's held on 2nd Monday of the month
J. David Elliot (Part 14) J. Salvatore Modica (Part 37)
J. Robert McDonald (Part 34) J. Bruce Balter (Part 42)
J. Chereé Buggs (Part 30)
J. Denis Butler (Part 12) J. Pam Jackman Brown (Part 19)
J. Carmen Velasquez (Part 38) J. Joseph Risi (Part 3 - NYCTA Cases)
J. Leslie Purificacion (Part 39) J. Ulysses Leverett (Part 41)
Referee PC Part
J. Larry Love (Part 43)