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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Trial Part

Where is the calendar called ?

Who is the sitting Justice?

Is there a calendar call in TAP ?

Why is every appearance marked “Final?”

What does the marking “NFA” mean ?

CMP

Where is the calendar called ?

What time is the calendar called ?

Is there a second call of the CMP calendar ?

What happens if I miss my case ?

Can I get a “discovery” motion adjourned in CMP ?

Can I get a summary judgment motion adjourned ?

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Trial Part

Where is the calendar called ?

Rm 25


Who is the sitting ?

Customarily, Justice Jeremy Weinstein sits on Tuesday and Thursday and Justice Martin Schulman sits on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Is there a calendar call in TAP ?

No formal calendar call. You check in with the clerk, identifying who you are and how many other parties there are. When all sides are checked in, the case will be called by the clerk.


Why is every appearance marked “Final?”

This means that you should be ready to start trial at any appearance. “It’s the first time on” is not a valid reason for an adjournment. You can request an adjournment and the court will decide based on how many times you have been on before, your Note of Issue filing date, the number of cases ahead of you and any eccentricities of the case.


What does the marking “NFA” mean ?

NFA means No Further Adjournments.

CMP

Where is the calendar called ?

Rm 25.


What time is the calendar called ?

Monday – Thursday at 2:15 pm sharp

Friday at 11:00 am sharp.


Is there a second call of the CMP calendar?

No.


What happens if I miss my case ?

First, try to find your adversary and ask what happened. No marking will be changed without both sides present. If you need to change the marking, your adversary must accompany you to the clerk AFTER the calendar call. When the call, is over, line up to see the clerk and/or the Referee.

If you cannot find you adversary, wait until after the calendar call, line up to see the clerk and/or Referee and see what happened.


Can I get a “discovery” motion adjourned in CMP ?

No. Discovery motions must be stipped out. If it is your motion for discovery and you do not appear, it will be marked off. If it is your discovery motion and your adversary does not appear, you will have to call them to resolve it.


Can I get a summary judgment motion adjourned ?

Yes. One time for usually 4-6 weeks with opposition time included. Do not expect a second adjournment unless good case is shown.