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Preliminary Conference Part

Room 314
Referee Richard Lazarus
Queens Supreme Court
88-11 Supthin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
PC Hearing Room Phone: (718) 298-1046

A preliminary conference shall be held within 45 days of the RJI date.

Preliminary conference calendars will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

One short adjournment may be granted for good cause.

There will be calls of the calendar at 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. based upon the part. Please see the PC schedule below for each part. Prompt attendance is required.

Counsel must appear, be familiar with the case and fully authorized to enter into an agreement on both substantive and procedural matters on behalf of their client.

At the conference, inquiry may be made regarding any of the following matters where appropriate:

- Simplification and limitation of factual and legal issues.

- Establishment of timetable for the completion of all disclosure proceedings

- Addition of other necessary parties

- Settlement of the action

- Any other matters that the court may deem relevant

Failure to appear may result in the issuance of a court prepared Preliminary Conference order including a discovery schedule, which must be complied with under penalty of sanction pursuant to CPLR 3124, 3216.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Effective January 5, 2015 the Preliminary Conference Part will be held in Room 314 on four days a week (MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY). The P.C. calendar schedule will be modified as follows (Italics and asterisks indicates change):

88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room #314
Day 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Mon: J. Weiss (Part2)
J. Gavrin (Part 27-NYCTA cases)
J. Sampson (Part 31)
J. Pineda-Kirwan (Part 36)

J. Grays (Part 4)
J. Greco (Part32)

Tues. J. Dufficy (Part 35)***
J. O'Donoghue (MDP)**
J. Livote (Part 33)***
J. Schulman (Part 29)****

J. Esposito (Part 26)
J. Taylor (Part I5)***
J. Raffaele (Part l3)***

J. Lane (Part 6 - City Cases)
J. Elliot (Part 14)
J. Buggs (Part 30
J. McDonald (Part 34)

J. Kerrigan (Part 10 - City Cases)
J. Modica (Part37) ***

Thu: J. Butler (Part 12)
J. Velasquez (Part 38) ***
J. Purificacion (Part 39) ***

J. Hart (Part 19)****
Referee PC Calendar