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Hon. Sylvia G. Ash

Part Rules

Commercial 11 / Part 71
Principal Law Clerk: Hajin Suh, Esq.
Assistant Law Clerk: Joam Alisme, Esq.
Part Clerk: Patricia Brown
Chambers: 347-401-9540
Courtroom: 347-296-1587
Fax: None (please email)


All motions are heard on Wednesday mornings. All preliminary and discovery conferences are held on Thursday mornings. However, if there is a motion AND conference scheduled together, both can occur on Wednesdays. Final/settlement conferences are scheduled on Tuesday mornings by the Court.



First call: 10:00 a.m.

Second call: 11:00 a.m.

Ready cases are called in the order in which they are marked ready and oral argument is required on all ready cases. Parties are encouraged to work out discovery motions in a short form order. On all other motions, all parties must be present and ready for argument. Motions will be marked off if the movant fails to appear. If the non-movant fails to appear, the motion may be granted on default. A copy of the signed short form order must be served on all parties.

** Courtesy hard copies of all motion papers (exhibits must be tabbed) must be submitted in all E-filed and/or commercial cases by the Friday before the motion’s return date. If motion papers are not received in time, motions may automatically be adjourned to the next available date at the Court’s discretion. **


Calendar call is at 10:00 a.m. Cases are called in the order that they are marked ready. Parties are encouraged to work out discovery orders and preliminary conference orders on their own. There is NO second call. Failure to appear by 10:30 a.m. will likely result in a default order being entered against the non-appearing party.


Motions may be adjourned TWICE via stipulation. Thereafter, parties must appear to request an application. Conferences may also be adjourned by stipulation. Stipulations should be emailed to If the matter has been on the calendar more than twice, an appearance is required to request an adjournment.


Once a case is trial-ready, there will generally be two pre-trial dates. A firm trial date will be set at the first pre-trial conference. Trial dates are generally set three to five months out. At the first conference, the second pre-trial conference will also be scheduled. Witness lists, motions in limine, and pre-trial memoranda (or requests to charge and verdict sheets if the trial is one by jury) ARE DUE BY THE SECOND PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE. Failure to provide the foregoing will result in an adjournment of the second pre-trial conference.


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