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Civil Term - Part Rules, Preliminary Conference Part, Courtroom 3002

Referee Richard Lazarus
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Chambers Ph: (718) 298-1047
Courtroom Ph.: (718) 298-1046

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

Preliminary conference calendars will be posted Monday through Thursday.

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 check the


for your time. Prompt attendance is required.

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

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 a 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
(CPLR 3124, 3216).

Centralized Rules for P.C.Orders


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