When you walk in to a courtroom in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in any of the NYC counties including New York, Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens, Bronx, Nassau & Suffolk, there is a good chance you'll see a large group of lawyers sitting in the back of the courtroom just hanging out reading or talking.
Want to know what they're doing there?
They are there for conferences and pre-trial conferences with the judge assigned to their case. There are some lawyers who can be seen walking the halls of the courthouse who are waiting to pick a jury for their trial.
The lawyers in the back of the courtroom are waiting to be called so they can meet with the judge and advise the court on the progress of their case. They will let the judge know about any legal issues that have cropped up and whether there are any legal disputes that require the judge to intervene.
Have all depositions been done? Has all discovery been exchanged? Are there any motions the judge needs to rule on?
Watch the video to learn more.