Court Closings for 2017/2018 Calendar year

Below is a list of all the Court closings for 2017 as well as for the remainder of 2018

 Thursday, November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, November 24, 2017, (SDNY& SDNY Bankruptcy)

Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, January 1, 2018, New Year’s Day, (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, January 15, 2018, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, February 12, 2018, Lincoln’s Birthday (State Courts)

Monday, February 19, 2018, President’s Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, May 28, 2018, Memorial Day  (Federal & State Courts)

Wednesday July 4, 2018, Independence Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, September 3, 2018, Labor Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, October 8, 2018, Columbus Day (Federal & State Courts)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Election Day (State Courts)

Monday, November 12, 2018, Veterans Day (Federal & State Courts)

Thursday, November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, November 23, 2018, (SDNY Bankruptcy)

Monday, December 24, 2018, Christmas Eve (SDNY Bankruptcy)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Christmas Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, December 31, 2018, New Year’s Eve (SDNY Bankruptcy)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, New Year’s Day (SDNY Bankruptcy)

eLaw Insider March 2017 Edition

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Welcome to the March 2017 issue of the eLaw Insider.

It’s officially spring! Hopefully Mother Nature gets the memo and we’ve seen our last nor’easter for 2017. While you were digging out or simply avoiding the roads, many of you took advantage of our new ePer Diem service to cover appearances. Learn more about our newest offering and find out what customers are saying below.

This issue also includes an overview of two popular eLaw offerings to help improve efficiency in your firm’s daily operations and recent procedural changes announced by the Queens Civil Court and Bronx County Supreme Court as well as filing dates for the upcoming Appellate Court terms.

As always, to learn more about ePer Diem or other eLaw services that can help improve your firm’s productivity, contact me at Dominick@eLaw.com.

Warm Regards,

Dominick Esposito
Executive Director


 ePer Diem

Have you heard? eLaw now offers a daily attorney service to handle a wide variety of matters in both New York and New Jersey courts. ePer Diem was launched to help ensure you never miss an appearance!

All appearances are handled professionally and with zealous representation by experienced attorneys. And eLaw will monitor the results of your appearance so that you promptly receive a report in your eLaw account.

What are clients saying about ePer Diem?…

The service has been excellent! We have been using [ePer Diem for] several months and could not be happier. We had a rush the other day when we realized we did not have an attorney going to a Motion, and we called Jamie at 9:20 for a 9:30 motion in New York County and your office handled it with no problems at all. The reports we receive give us details on exactly what happened at the appearance. We could not be happier!”

To learn more or to schedule service, call the ePer Diem Hotline: 212-209-3354. Orders can also be placed online, via your eLaw account.


Increase Your Productivity in 2017

Case additions – the simplest way to ensure all your cases are added to your eWatch account promptly and accurately – let eLaw handle the additions for you. When a new case is e-filed, simply forward to eLaw the return email in which the court assigns you an index number and we’ll add the case in your account!

CMS & Calendar Sync – eLaw subscribers have the option to automatically synchronize their eWatch account with an existing case management system or calendar. Eliminate the need for manual entry of updates, saving time and reducing the risk of errors or missing an appearance when you sync your eWatch to your CMS or calendar. Learn more.


Recent Court Updates

Queens Civil Court Update

Effective February 27, 2017:

  • Parts 40/41 (No Fault Motions) will be combined with Parts 30/32/34/35/38/39 (Special Term Motions) in Courtroom 308 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Infant Compromise Hearings (Part 37) will be heard in Courtroom 308 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Con Edison Voluntary Conferences will be held in Courtroom 306 at 9:30 a.m.

Bronx County – Supreme Court

Effective March 1, 2017:

Actions or proceedings that are commenced as e-file cases by a plaintiff/petitioner and then assigned to one of the City Parts in the Bronx Supreme Court (Part 3, Judge Mitchell J. Danziger presiding, and Parts 33 and 17 (NYCHA cases), Judge Larry S. Schachner presiding) will no longer be removed from e-filing. All motions, orders and any other documents to be filed must be filed by NYSCEF.

Working Copies of all e-filed motions and e-filed opposition, reply, stipulations, and any other responding documents must be filed in Room 217 at the Courthouse, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 on or before the return date.

In addition, hard copies of all e-filed ex parte orders and notices of settlement must be filed in Room 217; hard copies of e-filed orders to show cause must be filed in Room 216. For further information for the Bronx Supreme Court, please check the Filing Rules for the E-Filed Motions at www.nycourts.gov/courts.

Bronx County – Supreme Court

NEW NOTE

Motor Vehicle Special Trial Part

Effective March 27, 2017:

As part of the court’s Motor Vehicle Initiative, Justice Elizabeth Taylor will preside over a newly created Motor Vehicle Special Trial Part (Motor Vehicle STP), which will be comprised of automobile cases that are 12 months post-note of issue or older.

Motor vehicle cases that are currently assigned to Justice Doris Gonzalez will remain with Justice Gonzalez and will not be transferred to Justice Taylor. However, Justice Gonzalez will not be receiving any new motor vehicle cases.

In an effort to centralize the operations of the court’s STP Program, Justices Gonzalez and Taylor will continue to occupy adjoining courtrooms (711 and 710 respectively).

Contemporaneous to the creation of the Motor Vehicle STP is the commencement of a program to expedite decisions in pending “serious injury” threshold motions.

Counsel are cautioned that all cases assigned to the Motor Vehicle STP are deemed trial ready and may be sent out to trial as early as the first conference before Justice Taylor.

First Department – Appellate Term

Filing Dates for the April Term:

The April 2017 Term of the Court will commence on April 3, 2017. All filing dates are passed.

Filing Dates for the May Term

The May 2017 Term of the Court will commence on May 1, 2017. The last dates for filing that term are as follows:

  • The Clerk’s Return, record on Appeal, Appendices, Notice of Argument and Appellant’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 8, 2017.
  • Respondent’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 30, 2017.
  • Reply Briefs, if any, must be filed on or before April 7, 2017

Be sure to visit www.eLaw.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook for court updates as they become available.


Upcoming Events

Visit with representatives from eLaw at the following spring events:

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar

April 26-28, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

2017 Law Day Dinner

May 4, 2017

New York, NY

NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

May 17-19, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

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FIRST DEPARTMENT, Appellate Term Filing Dates for the April and May Terms

FIRST DEPARTMENT

Appellate Term

 

Filing Dates for the April Term

            The April 2017 Term of the Court will commence on April 3, 2017.

The last dates for filing for that term are as follows:

The Clerk’s Return, record on Appeal, Appendices, Notice of Argument and Appellant’s Briefs must be filed on or before Feb. 8, 2017.

Respondent’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 2, 2017.

Reply Briefs, if any must be filed on or before March 10, 2017.

 

Filing Dates for the May Term

The May 2017 Term of the Court will commence on May 1, 2017.

The last dates for filing that term are as follows:

The Clerk’s Return, record on Appeal, Appendices, Notice of Argument and Appellant’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 8, 2017.

Respondent’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 30, 2017.

Reply Briefs, if any must be filed on or before April 7, 2017.

eLaw Insider – June 2014 edition

7/14/2014

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Welcome to the eLaw Insider

Summer has finally arrived and while you take some time for some rest and relaxation, eLaw has your back! Cases are tracked daily to ensure you never miss an important update or appearance.

In this quarterly issue of the eLaw Insider, we offer tips for managing your eLaw account, including profile changes and updating your eWatch list, as well as information related to new appellate rules that may affect your cases.

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edit your profile

Changing your eLaw Information

You can update your eLaw profile and change any field EXCEPT your User ID.
• After logging in, click on “My eLaw,” in the top right area below your name.
• On the next screen, click on “Manage Users,” in the left-side navigation column.
• Next, click on the blue cog wheel to the left of your User Name/email address.
• This will open up a screen that will allow you to “Edit” your profile.
• Please remember to click “Save” at the bottom after making your changes.

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deleting cases

Deleting cases from your eWatch list is easy and fast.

Deleting Cases from your eWatch List

• After logging in, click on the “eWatch” symbol, located in the top navigation row.
• Using the “Search” box in the left-side column, locate the case you wish to delete by typing in the index number or case name.
• Click on the blue cog wheel to the left of the case that you wish to delete; this will open up a screen that will allow you to delete the case.
• Select “Delete eWatch” from the options listed in the left-side column.
• Follow the prompts (“Yes” or “No”) to remove the case.

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New Appellate Contingent Fees, Disbursements and eLaw

Recently all four of the appellate divisions in New York adopted a new, mandatory rule governing contingent fees in personal injury cases, but not medical malpractice cases. Be sure to review your current fee agreements to ensure that they are up to date, and that they include the two options for a client to choose from on how they wish to handle reimbursements. Because eLaw includes client matters on our invoices, your eLaw subscription streamlines assigning any reimbursable expenses. Click here for more information about the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the state of New York, First Department’s amendments.

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Fast Facts: Q1 2014

• More than 1.47 million eDocket searches were conducted
• Almost 600,000 eWatch Alerts were emailed to clients
• More than 7,000 eServe orders were processed

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Sign up for additional eLaw services by visiting www.eLaw.com, emailing Dominick@elaw.com or calling 973-642-1440, ext. 8.

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