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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 “FIN(T)” mean ?
MOTIONS
Where and when are the motion calendars 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 ON THE 2ND FLOOR

Who is the sitting Justice ?
Customarily, Administrative Justice Jeremy Weinstein sits on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday and Justice Martin Schulman sits on Monday and Friday.

Is there a calendar call in TAP ?
Beginning in Oct 2018, the Court began calling the TAP calendar at 9:30 and 10:30 and the presiding Justice sits on the bench for both calls.   If any party is missing, the case will be 2nd called at 10:30.  You can approach the clerk in between calendar calls to check in and address the case.
IF YOU MISS THE SECOND CALL YOUR CASE COULD BE DISMISSED OR ANSWER STRICKEN. DON’T MISS THE SECOND CALL – EVEN IF YOU WERE THERE FOR THE FIRST. 
When your case is called, approach the bench expeditiously while at the same time saying who you represent and what you are seeking, i.e., “Plaintiff – application” or “Defendant-conference.”  Be prepared and know the essentials of the case, including nature of the case, liability and damages  summary, settlement status and pending motion status.  If your case is marked “for Conference” you are to remain in the room and you case will be called.

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 and relative Standards and Goals date (15 months after NOI filing date), the number of cases ahead of you and any eccentricities of the case.

What does the marking “FIN-T” mean ?
FIN(T) means No Further Adjournments
(You are going out TODAY )
MOTIONS

Where and when are the motion calendars called ?
This is the Hot Button question right now.  With the closure of CMP, all motions went back to the 31 individual parts in each room.   CLICK THE LINKS ON MY OPENING PAGE FOR DATES AND TIMES AND PART RULES. PRINT AS NEEDED AND DISTRIBUTE IN YOUR OFFICE

What time is the motion calendar called ?
CHECK THE MOTION SCHEDULE OR PART RULES VIA LINKS ON MY OPENING PAGE

Is there a second call of the motion calendar?
Rules for 2nd call vary so check the part rules via link on my Opening page

What happens if I miss my case ?
It depends on the particular Justice but in any case, nothing can be changed without both sides present so find your adversary quickly.  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.  If you cannot find you adversary, wait until after the calendar call, line up to see the clerk and see what happened.

Can I get a “discovery” motion adjourned ?
Some Justices are adjourning discovery motions so that the discovery can be completed before the next return date when the motion is expected to be withdrawn.
Some Justices require you to stip out discovery motions.

Can I get a summary judgment motion adjourned ?
Yes but the length and number of adjournments is up to the Justice’s discretion.