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Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta


Part Rules

Principal Law Clerk: Holly Peck
Assistant Law Clerk: Joseph Lorenzo
Part Clerk: Debra Goldner

Courtroom: 525
Courtroom telephone: 347-296-1578
Chambers telephone: 347-401-9275



CALENDARS

Part 88: Part 88 motions are heard on Wednesdays.

Please note, if your motion is scheduled on a day other than a Wednesday, it is likely in a different part (i.e. the Central Compliance Part).  Parties are strongly encouraged to confirm the correct appearance part before contacting the courtroom with inquiries.   

CALENDAR CALLS

First call is at 10:00 a.m.

Second call is at 10:30 a.m.

Check-in at 9:45.

ADJOURNMENTS – Please read carefully.

All parties must be present for every appearance unless excused by the Court.  Only two adjournments are permitted by stipulation upon consent of all parties.  Stipulations for adjournment must be submitted to the part clerk in the courtroom or to motion support or through the e-filing portal.  Parties must confirm the availability of their selected adjourn date with the part clerk in the courtroom.  ADJOURNMENTS MAY NOT BE REQUESTED BY PHONE, FAX, OR EMAIL.  Do not submit stipulations for adjournment to chambers. Requests for adjournments must be submitted at least one (1) day prior to the appearance date.  After the second adjournment, consent of the Court is required.

DO NOT CALL CHAMBERS TO REQUEST AN ADJOURNMENT.

INQUIRIES

DO NOT CALL CHAMBERS TO ASK A SUBSTANTIVE AND/OR PROCEDURAL LEGAL QUESTION OR TO REQUEST INFORMATION ON A CASE.  Inquiries regarding a case including scheduling, the entry of orders, or case status should be directed to the courtroom, never to chambers.   EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

MOTIONS

All attorneys must be present.

All Motion papers must be filed with the Motion Support Office, Room 227 at 360 Adams Street. NO MOTION PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN CHAMBERS.

Motion papers, answering affidavits, and reply affidavits must be served on adversaries as per CPLR §2214, unless stipulated or ordered otherwise.

Hard copies of e-filed motions must be filed with motion support or brought to the courtroom at least one (1) week prior to the return date.

DEFAULTS

Pursuant to Uniform Rule § 202.27 the Court has discretion in addressing a calendar default. When appropriate, among other possible sanctions, an action may be dismissed, or judgment entered, for the failure of a party to appear, or a motion denied upon the failure of a movant to appear on the return date. Vacatur of the Court’s order would then require both a reasonable excuse for the nonappearance and a showing of merit.

Defaults may be entered after 10:30 a.m.

If you must leave to another part, inform the court clerk of your whereabouts prior to leaving the courtroom.

TRIALS

All parties must be present in court by 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise scheduled by the Court. Prior to trial, counsel must submit to the Court marked pleadings and the bill of particulars. In addition, counsel must provide to the Court copies of any deposition testimony that will be offered into evidence. All exhibits must be pre-marked by the clerk before trial begins. PARTIES MUST SUBMIT TO THE COURT PROPOSED PJI’S AND VERDICT SHEETS IN TYPED FORM PRIOR TO OR ON THE DAY TRIAL COMMENCES. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Attorneys must notify the Court if a witness will need a language interpreter as soon as the case is assigned so that timely arrangements can be made to provide an interpreter.    

Please provide business cards for the Judge and court reporter.

SUBPOENAS

All subpoenas must be reviewed by the Subpoena Records, Room 648.

INFANT COMPROMISE ORDERS

All infant compromise orders will be reviewed in chambers.  A hearing will be scheduled by the Court upon a finding that the order and all relevant documents are satisfactory.  If necessary, chambers will send a letter of instruction to request revisions to the order and/or to request missing documents.

Pursuant to 22 NYCRR 202.5(e)(2), the Court requires that the infant-plaintiff’s full name and date of birth appear in the order.  Questions or concerns on this matter may be addressed to chambers.

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