February 2018 Update



Please be advised that in the Bronx, there are many changes that will be taking effect in the coming weeks. As you may have already heard, there is a new interim Administrative Judge, Judge George Silver from NY County, who intends to re-vamp our processes in an effort to speed cases through the system.

Some of these changes include the following:

  • elimination of the MVP part (Judge Taylor room 710) with a return of those cases to STP.

  • possible elimination of MAPP1 and MAPP2 calendars with a return of those cases to the DCM part.

  • all new Preliminary Conferences will be scheduled to be held at 2:15. There is a possibility that motions will be held in the afternoon as well. As of right now, this will only affect the regular DCM Part cases, not City, Med Mal and LPM parts.

  • included in every PC order, a Compliance Conference will be scheduled approximately 1 month thereafter. In addition, no note of issue dates will be given until all discovery is completed and instead, a series of status conferences will be held to oversee compliance with discovery initiatives. Motions will also be given dates for status conferences. It is unclear as to whether this will be the case in the City, Med Mal and LPM parts.

  • transformation of the Pre-trial Part (room 705) into a mediation part that requires every case, including those with pending motions, have a meaningful conference. It is unknown who will preside over this part.

  • Judge Gonzalez (STP) will preside over all cases ready for Jury Selection including all cases from the City, NYCHA, Transit, Med Mal and LPM parts.

These are only some of the change which are going to occur. We expect there to be more and we will advise you of same as details become available. As a result, please be advised that effective February 12, 2018 Camins & Hirsch will be raising our rates as follows;

  • all afternoon appearances will be $125.00

  • all Pre-trial conferences and Mediations will be $125.00

  • all other rates remain the same.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for your business and we look forward to many more years of providing excellent services.

-Leslie & Leslie

Jennifer Risi