Per Diem Attorney Blog

ZR Per Diem Becomes Sponsor of the NYS Trial Academy

Jan 22, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Insider, New York


ZR Per Diem is proud to announce its sponsorship of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (NYSATL). “Sponsoring NYSATL seemed a natural fit and a perfect next step for ZRPD”, says Connie Rinaldi, Co-Founder, and Managing Director. “Our clients are litigators and the mission of NYSATL, to advance our profession, really resonated with us as a company.” 

For over a decade, ZR Per Diem Services has been providing busy lawyers with fast, easy, professional court appearance and deposition coverage services throughout NY, NJ, and PA. As the exclusive provider of coverage services to Elaw and the preferred choice of per diem services by thousands of law firms, ZRPD has covered over 150,000 matters saving clients time, money and hassle, earning it the New York and New Jersey Law Journal's “Best Of” Award for per diem services two years running.  

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Updates to the Preliminary Conference Form in Westchester County, NY

Dec 4, 2019 1:32:13 PM / by Guest Author posted in Court Ruling, General Knowledge, New York


Effective December 2, 2019, Westchester County has implemented a new initiative that applies to all cases scheduled for Preliminary and Compliance Conferences. All parties are to come to all Preliminary and Compliance Conferences with settlement demands (for plaintiffs) and with offers (for defendants) and be prepared to discuss possible settlement.

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New York Law Journal Nominates ZR Per Diem Services LLC as Best Per Diem Provider 2019

Jun 7, 2019 4:18:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Event, New York


We are very excited to share that we were just nominated as BEST PER DIEM PROVIDER 2019 by the New York Law Journal!

We are so proud of our team here, all of the per diem attorneys on our roster, and all of our loyal clients.  THANK YOU.

Being nominated is nice, but we want to bring the award home!  So ... we are making a big ask. Please take one minute and CAST YOUR VOTE for us. 

You can cast your vote by checking off ZR Per Diem Services LLC under category "80 Per Diem Provider".

 Also "write in" Revolution as best "New Legal Program" under category "57 Legal Programs".

Click here to VOTE NOW!

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Changes in Kings Supreme Court (RE: Notes of Issue)

Mar 18, 2019 4:18:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Court Ruling, New York


Please be advised that an order was issued in Kings Supreme from J. George Silver, the administrative judge for the five boroughs, advising that there will be no discovery permitted after the Note of Issue is filed. Notes of Issue will only remain on the calendar where the only discovery is a mere response to a discovery demand or a demand for authorizations.

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New York Supreme - Judge Kalish & Judge Kaplan Rules

Feb 20, 2019 4:16:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Court Ruling, New York


At the pre-trial conference, the court will distribute to each party a Pre-Trial Information Sheet and Stipulation and Order that require, inter alia, a statement of undisputed facts, prospective motions in limine, list of exhibits with exhibit designations, and estimate of trial days, which each party, severally or jointly, must complete and submit to the court within one week before the date set for   

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Freelance Attorneys Needed NY, NJ (All Counties)

Jan 17, 2019 4:19:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Services, New Jersey, New York


ZR Per Diem Services is a leader in the legal services industry, providing court and deposition coverage to attorneys and law firms throughout New York and New Jersey. Due to increased volume and expansion, we are looking for per diem attorneys to make both court and non-court appearances in every county in New York and New Jersey. You will appear on behalf of our attorney clients, work directly with our calendar staff and become an essential component of the ever changing legal landscape.


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New York Supreme - Update of "Paperless Judges"

Jan 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Court Ruling, New York


Here is a list of "paperless judges" in New York Supreme. 
These Judges do not accept working copies. 

No working Copies Accepted
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Queens Supreme Update

Jan 9, 2019 4:20:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Services, Court Ruling, Closures, New York


Effective 1/2/2019

JUDGE                             MOTION DAY                CALENDAR TIME                   COURTROOM
KERRIGAN                     MONDAY                            9:30                                         63
LANCMAN                     MONDAY                           9:30                                         45
JACKMAN BROWN      MONDAY                           9:30                                         44A
VELASQUEZ                 MONDAY                            9:30                                         116
HART                              MONDAY                           10:00                                        24
MODICA                         MONDAY                           10:00                                        44
ESPOSITO                      MONDAY                           10:00                                        313
BUTLER                         TUESDAY                           9:30                                         42
LIVOTE                          TUESDAY                            9:30                                         122
MAYERSOHN               TUESDAY                            9:30                                         22
SIEGAL                          TUESDAY                            9:30                                         48
TAYLOR                         TUESDAY                            9:30                                         41
ELLIOT                          TUESDAY                          10:00                                         5001
GRAYS                           TUESDAY                          10:00                                         66
DUFFICY                       TUESDAY                          10:00                                         43
GAVRIN                         TUESDAY                          10:00                                         68
RISI                                TUESDAY                          10:00                                         26
O’DONOGHUE            WEDNESDAY                   9:30                                           47       
SCHULMAN                WEDNESDAY                   9:30                                           25       
WEISS                          WEDNESDAY                   9:30                                           46
BUGGS                         WEDNESDAY                 10:00                                           67
LEVERETT                   WEDNESDAY                 10:00                                           505
HEALY                          WEDNESDAY                 10:00                 Civil Court Bldg.   305                      
GRECO                        THURSDAY                        9:30                                          G-40
PURIFICACION          THURSDAY                        9:30                                           140
SAMPSON                  THURSDAY                        9:30                                           208
BALTER                       THURSDAY                        9:30                                           106
LATIN                          THURSDAY                       10:00                                          B-10
Mc DONALD              THURSDAY                       10:00                                          304
CALORAS                   THURSDAY                       10:00                                          103
LOVE                           THURSDAY                       10:00                                          233

Click the link to view the file  

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New Proposed Rules for Kings Supreme for 2019

Dec 21, 2018 4:21:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Court Ruling, New York


Click here to review the proposed new rules:
We will update you once we hear about any further developments!
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New York State and Federal Court Holidays for 2019

Dec 13, 2018 4:22:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Holidays, Closures, New York


  1. Tuesday, January 1, 2019, New Year’s Day, (Federal & State Courts)
  2. Monday, January 21, 2019, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Federal & State Courts)
  3. Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Lincoln’s Birthday (State Courts)
  4. Monday, February 18, 2019, President’s Day (Federal & State Courts)
  5. Monday, May 27, 2019, Memorial Day (Federal & State Courts)
  6. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, (SDNY & SDNY Bankruptcy)
  7. Thursday, July 4, 2019, Independence Day (Federal & State Courts)
  8. Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day (Federal & State Courts)
  9. Monday, October 14, 2019, Columbus Day (Federal & State Courts)
  10. Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Election Day (State Courts)
  11. Friday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day (Federal & State Courts)
  12. Thursday, November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day (Federal & State Courts)
  13. Friday, November 29, 2019, (SDNY& SDNY Bankruptcy)
  14. Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day (Federal & State Courts)
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