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Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta


Part Rules

Principal Law Clerk: Holly Peck
Assistance Law Clerk: Javier Ortiz
Part Clerk: Sakinah Abdus-Samad

Courtroom: 479
Courtroom telephone: 347-401-9265
Chambers telephone: 347-401-9275

Added April 29, 2014

CALENDARS

Parts 20 & 25: Part 20 motions are heard on Fridays. Part 25 motions are heard on Fridays.

Part 88: Part 88 motions and foreclosure conferences are heard on Thursdays.

CALENDAR CALLS

First call is at 10:00 a.m.

Second call is at 10:30 a.m.

Check-in at 9:45.

INQUIRIES

The only inquires to be made directly to Chambers or the Part are those requiring the exercise of judicial discretion.

Refer to wall calendar for appropriate dates.

All DISCOVERY MOTIONS and CONFERENCES FOR CITY CASES are heard in the City Discovery Part in room 365 (Preliminary conferences on Mondays; compliance conferences on Tuesdays; and discovery motions on Wednesdays). Stipulations to adjourn appearances or to extend the time to file the Note of Issue should to go the City Discovery Part or Motion Support.

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

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 should be filed with motion support 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 might 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.

ADJOURNMENTS

All parties must be present for every appearance unless excused by the Court.

Adjournments on appearance date: Two adjournments are permitted upon consent of all parties. Requests for adjournments must be submitted at least one (1) day prior to the relevant appearance date.

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 proposed PJI’s and verdict sheets to the Court.

Please provide business cards for the Judge and court reporter.

Please inform the court if a language interpreter is needed for a witness.

INFANT COMPROMISE

Hearings will be scheduled by the Court. Any adjournments must be obtained through chambers.

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