QCBA Hosts Meeting to Discuss Proposed Calendar Changes

Queens Civil Court. Photo by Young King.

Queens Civil Court. Photo by Young King.

By Jonathan Sperling

Queens Daily Eagle

The Queens County Bar Association’s Civil Court Committee will host a luncheon meeting next month in order to discuss the proposed calendar call changes of Consumer Credit Transaction and Small Claims Court.

Beginning promptly at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.7, the QCBA will invite attendees to its offices — located at 90-35 148th Street in Jamaica — as well as a special guest speaker, Honorable Donna-Marie E. Golia, Supervising Judge of the Civil Court. The event will be hosted in the lower level Social Hall.

Last month, the Eagle reported that new rules in the Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term’s Trial Scheduling Part meant that the trial calendar will be called Monday through Thursday promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m and appearances are mandatory. Prior to the change — which went into effect Sept. 25 — every calendar was a “check-in” calendar and relatively casual conferences generally did not lead to settlements.

Now, only Friday calendars continue to be “check-in” calendars.