The next step in the lawsuit process in New York is the Preliminary Conference.
This is a court conference that schedules the document production and
mandatory oral and physical examinations that will take place. Our attorneys
at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will attend this conference on
your behalf and relay all instructions from the Court to you for your
The conference is required by the Court before a personal injury case can
be placed on the trial calendar. It results in a Court order setting out
the information, documents, and authorizations you, as the plaintiff,
and the defendant must exchange. It also sets dates for mandatory physical
and oral examinations.
Every judge works differently. Some judges have a preliminary conference
where they set a date by which the exchange should take place and then
set a date so the case can be placed on the trial calendar. Other judges
give the parties specific dates for exams and exchanges and require the
parties to return to Court to attest that they have complied.
On the compliance date, the Court determines whether all exchanges have
been made. If so, the judge will permit us to place your case on the calendar
For additional information, please
contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at (855) 295-4737.