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Motion/Trial Support Office - Room 217


Overview

The Motion/Trial Support Office is the central clerk’s office for Bronx Supreme Civil Division. Papers submitted to this court are reviewed and checked for accuracy and compliance with CPLR and other relevant statutes in this office. Upon compliance the papers are then sent to the County Clerk’s Office, which is located in room 118 of this building, for payment of appropriate fees, if any. Computer entry of papers filed and subsequent decisions or orders signed is done in room 217. Calendars are generated in this office and motions are readied for submission to the court parts. Subpoenaed records are delivered and stored in room 217 pending trial. Support staff for the Civil Division courtrooms is located in this office.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1. What are the court fees related to specific papers filed?

2. A self-represented litigant wants to start an action. Where can she/he get information on this?

3. Why are motions marked submitted before the actual return date?

4. Can papers be filed through the mail?

5. What are the directions to the courthouse?

6. How long will it take for a case to go to trial?

7. How long does the Judge have to decide a motion?

8. Where are motions returnable?

9. How do I check the status of a case?

10. Is an appearance necessary on the return date of a motion?

11. What is the protocol for emergency applications?


1. What are the court fees related to specific papers filed?

Index Number
Motion/Cross Motion
Stipulation of Discontinuance
Request for Judicial Intervention
Note of Issue
Jury Demand
Notice of Appeal
SCAR Petition
$210.00
$45.00
$35.00
$95.00
$30.00
$65.00
$65.00
$30.00

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2. A self-represented litigant wants to start an action. Where can she/he get information on this?

The litigant is referred to room 121 of this building, which is the Office for the Self-Represented. See link for more information on that office.


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3. Why are motions marked submitted before the actual return date?

Motion calendars are marked two days before the return date in order to notify the Law Journal in a timely fashion so they can publish them.


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4. Can papers be filed through the mail?

Yes, allowing enough time for mail delivery. With motions, be sure that they reach our office at least five business days before the return date. Keep in mind the time needed for security checks, and be aware that even overnight delivery of mail may not reach us in time.


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5. What are the directions to the courthouse?

See link to directions.


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6. How long will it take for a case to go to trial?

The actual start date of a trial depends on discovery completion and your place on the calendar upon filing a note of issue. The complexity of the case and whether there is a special preference can also affect timing.


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7. How long does the Judge have to decide a motion?

On provisional remedies a Judge has up to 20 days to make a decision and 60 days for all other motions.


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8. Where are motions returnable?

You should make them returnable in room 217.


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9. How do I check the status of a case?

The court web site is www.nycourts.gov Decisions and court calendars are also printed in the Law Journal. Information as to the case file can be viewed at the Bronx County Clerk website, see menu.


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10. Is an appearance necessary on the return date of a motion?

No appearance is required on the initial return date of any motion on the submit calendar in Room 217. Discovery related motions are rescheduled for a future date for oral argument. Non-discovery motions assigned to IA5, IA7 and IA22 are also rescheduled for a future date for oral argument. Check the Law Journal or www.nycourts.gov for future dates. See Case Information on the menu.


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11. What is the protocol for emergency applications?

In the event of an emergency, the attorney will be directed to call or email a central office using 800-430-8457 or the email address: emergency@nycourts.gov


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