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 Preliminary Conference


 Supreme Court of the State of New York
 Suffolk County

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Any Time After Service of Process

Conference Should be Held or Case Scheduling Order Issued Within 45 Days of RJI Filing

If any party requests a preliminary conference, the conference should take place within 45 days after the filing more...

Commercial Division -- Conference Scheduled Automatically

In the Commercial Division, the preliminary conference will be held within forty-five (45) days of assignment of a more...

Commercial Division -- Conference Scheduled 30 Days after Ruling on Dispositive Motion

If a Request for Judicial Intervention is accompanied by a dispositive motion, the preliminary conference shall take place within more...

Consult Individual Judge's Rules

Many judges have their own specific requirements and preferences regarding preliminary conferences.Consult the individual rules or standing orders of the judge to whom your case is assigned before requesting more...

Commercial Division -- Counsel Must Confer Pre-conference

Prior to a preliminary or compliance conference in the commercial division, counsel for all parties shall consult about: more...

Counsel shall make a good faith effort to reach agreement on these matters in advance of the conference. more...

Electronic Discovery Issues

Prior to the preliminary conference in the commercial division, counsel shall confer with regard to anticipated electronic discovery issues. more...

Conference Date May be Advanced in Special Circumstances

A party may move to advance the date of a preliminary conference in special circumstances. . more...

Personal Injury Actions Involving Terminally Ill Persons

A person suffering from terminal illness and asserting personal injury claims based on the illness, may request an more...

 Stipulated Order In Lieu of Conference, Motions and Trial Readiness

Stipulated Order In Lieu of Conference

A form of a stipulation and order, prescribed by the Chief Administrator of the Courts, shall be made more...

If all parties sign the form and return it to the court before the scheduled preliminary conference, such more...

If such stipulation is not returned signed by all parties, the parties shall appear at the conference. Except more...


Motions in actions requiring a preliminary conference (or stipulated order in lieu thereof) made after the preliminary conference has more...

Trial Readiness

No action or proceeding requiring a preliminary conference (or stipulated order in lieu thereof) shall be deemed ready more...

Electronic Discovery

Where a case is reasonably likely to include electronic discovery, counsel for all parties who appear at

(1) A non-exhaustive list of considerations for determining whether a case is reasonably likely to include electronic discovery

(i) Does potentially relevant electronically stored information ( ESI ) exist;

(iii) Are there less costly or less burdensome alternatives to secure the necessary information without recourse to discovery

(iv) Are the cost and burden of preserving and producing ESI proportionate to the amount in controversy; and

(v) What is the likelihood that discovery of ESI will aid in the resolution of the dispute.


 Format of Request

Format of Request Papers

A request for preliminary conference must state the title of the action, index number, names, addresses and telephone more...

RJI Required If Not Already on File

If a Request for Judicial Intervention ("RJI") has not yet been filed in the case, the party requesting more...

Additional Format Requirements

For more information, Suffolk County Supreme Court SmartRules procedural guide: GENERALLY APPLICABLE RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Filing and Service

Request For Preliminary Conference -- Filing and Service Required

A request for preliminary conference must be served on all other parties and filed with the clerk for more...

Electronic Filing and Service Required in Some Actions in Some Counties

Electronic Filing is required or permitted for some types of actions in some New York Supreme Courts. more...

 Preliminary Conference And Order

Conference Agenda

The matters to be considered at the preliminary conference include: more...

(1) simplification and limitation of factual and legal issues, where appropriate; more...

(2) establishment of a timetable for the completion of all disclosure proceedings, provided that all such procedures must more...

(3) Where the court deems appropriate, it may establish the method and scope of any electronic discovery, including more...

(4) addition of other necessary parties; more...

(5) settlement of the action; more...

(6) removal to a lower court pursuant to ; and more...

(7) any other matters that the court may deem relevant. more...


Commercial Division -- Submission of Information at Conference

At a preliminary conference in the Commercial Division, counsel must be prepared to furnish the court with the more...


Conference Order

At the conclusion of the conference the court shall issue a written order containing its directions to the more...

Consequences of Failure to Comply With Conference Orders

Failure to comply with any order or direction contained in a preliminary conference order or transcript constitutes sanctionable misconduct. more...

Transcript as Alternative to Conference Order

As an alternative to a written order the Court may, at its option, cause its directions and the more...

Commercial Division -- Conference Order

The preliminary conference will result in the issuance by the court of a preliminary conference order. . more...

Early Disposition of Case

Where appropriate, the order will contain specific provisions for means of early disposition of the case, such as more...

Comprehensive Disclosure Schedule

The order will also contain a comprehensive disclosure schedule, including dates for the service of third-party pleadings, discovery, motion more...

Limitations on Discovery

The preliminary conference order may provide for such limitations of interrogatories and other discovery as may be necessary more...

Sanctions for Failure to Appear at Preliminary Conference

If any party fails to appear at a scheduled preliminary conference the court may direct dismissal of the more...

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New York - Bronx Supreme
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