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Civil Term - Part Rules, Part 27, Courtroom 68

Justice Darrell L. Gavrin
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Principal Law Clerk: Alla (Allison) Ageyeva, Esq.
Secretary: Valerie Traverson
Part Clerk: Robert McKibbin
Courtroom Phone: (718) 298-1640
Fax Phone: (718) 298-1108



Appearances are mandatory for ALL motions and applications.
All motions and applications will be conferenced.

Any attorney appearing on a case for any purpose MUST be familiar with the case, prepared, and authorized to resolve any and all issues, including discovery and settlement.

All responsive papers MUST be submitted in person by counsel or pro se litigants on the return date of the motion or application. The Part does not accept any responsive papers by mail or by fax.

The Court will not accept any sur-reply papers on motions, reply papers on Orders to Show Cause, or any additional papers once a motion is marked “fully submitted.” Cross motions shall NOT be considered as opposition to main motions. Papers proffered in opposition to the main motion shall be separately backed and not included in the cross motion. Likewise, papers proffered in opposition to a cross motion shall be separately backed and not part of a reply.

A working copy of any papers must be submitted to the Court at the call of the calendar.
All motion papers, including working copies, shall have numbered pages and be securely fastened and shall have protruding exhibit tabs and all exhibits annexed thereto shall be preceded by a numbered protruding tab.

Papers shall not be accepted prior to the call of the calendar with one exception only: stipulations withdrawing motions or applications. Such stipulations may be submitted on the morning of the return date in person or by service.

On the return date, a briefing schedule will be issued with dates for responsive papers. This schedule shall be conveyed verbally or in writing to the attorneys and shall appear on the face of the motion papers. Failure to serve responsive papers in accordance with the briefing schedule shall result in the rejection of those papers on the adjournment date.

The parties shall notify the Court immediately of the withdrawal of any pending motion or application in the event a matter is settled or discontinued. Stipulations of settlement or discontinuance shall immediately be sent via facsimile to Chambers and filed with the County Clerk.

Motions to renew and/or reargue shall contain a copy of the Court’s original decision and copies of all papers submitted in support of the original motion.

In any case where a motion is “Marked Off” for non-compliance with Part Rules or failure to provide a working copy, a new motion for the original relief sought may be filed. A motion to Restore, Renew or Reargue is NOT required.

The Court may administratively reschedule any motion or application noticed for a holiday or a day on which the part is closed. Information will be available on E-Courts. If administratively rescheduled, the movant is responsible for notifying all parties of the administratively rescheduled date and providing proof thereof to the Part Clerk on the rescheduled adjournment date.

Copies of motion, or application decisions or orders WILL NOT be sent to counsel or pro se litigants unless deemed necessary by the Part. Decisions or orders can be retrieved on-line or at the County Clerk’s Office located in the Jamaica courthouse, Room 106.

Calls regarding the status of any decision on motions or applications WILL NOT be entertained by chambers, but must be made ONLY to the Clerk of Part 27.

Further inquiries should be directed to the Motion Support Office at (718) 298-1009 or
Ex-Parte Support Office at (718) 298-1018.



Adjournments on consent will be allowed upon written stipulation. All stipulations must contain the signature of all attorneys in the action consenting to the adjournments.

Stipulations requesting consent adjournments or withdrawing motions prior to the return date may be sent by facsimile to (718) 298-1108.

Requests for an adjournment beyond ONE will be granted in the Court’s discretion.

The Court requests that members of the bar make every effort to provide their co-counsel and adversaries with advance notice of all applications.

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