1a. SUMMONS ( Form UD-1a): This form must be filed and served simultaneously with the Verified Complaint (Form UD-2). The Notice of Automatic Orders must, and the Notice Concerning Continuation of Health Care Coverage should, be served with the Summons.
Field 1: Put the index number in the space provided.
Field 2: Print the county in which you are bringing this action.
Field 3: Print the date the summons was filed.
Field 4: The same as field 2.
Field 5: Print the Plaintiff's name.
Field 6: You must state the basis of venue, that is, why this case may be heard in the county you select. You have several options: Plaintiff's residence (Plaintiff lives in the county), Defendant's residence (Defendant lives in the county), or CPLR §509 (any other county so long as the Defendant does not object and the court accepts the case). If you choose a county where neither party resides, you must write in CPLR §509. The court must accept the case if it is brought in the county where either the Plaintiff or the Defendant resides. If you choose CPLR §509 and the other side does not challenge the basis for venue, then the action may go forward in that county, but you should be aware that the court may reject your case based on specific venue rules in the county where you file.
Field 7: Provide where either the Plaintiff or the Defendant resides depending on which party's residence was chosen as the basis of venue. For example, if the Plaintiff's residence is listed as the basis for venue, place the Plaintiff's address in this space. If Defendant's residence is chosen, list the Defendant's address in this space. If CPLR §509 is chosen, list the Plaintiff's address in this space.
Field 8: Print the Defendant's name.
Field 9: Check the appropriate box.
Field 10: Print the date you prepared the summons.
Field 11: Check the appropriate box.
Field 12: List your attorney's address and telephone number. If you do not have an attorney, list your name, address and telephone number.