United States District Court, S.D. New York
GREGORY H. WOODS, DISTRICT JUDGE.
letter dated December 13, 2019, New York Corporation Counsel
has requested that the conferences scheduled for December 18,
2019 be adjourned. Dkt No. 44 in No. 1:18-cv-09987-GHW. That
request is granted. The conferences scheduled for December
18, 2019 in the above cases are adjourned to January 3, 2020
at 2:30 p.m. Per the requests in the same letter, these
conferences are also converted to settlement conferences and
all discovery deadlines in the above cases are stayed pending
the completion of the January 3, 2020 settlement conference.
FURTHER ORDERED that the Warden or other official in charge
of the Clinton Correctional Facility produce Christopher
Sanchez, DIN 19-A-3885, on January 3, 2020 no later
than 2:30 p.m. to a suitable location within the
Clinton Correctional Facility that is equipped with a
telephone, for the purpose of participating by telephone in a
conference with the Court and defense counsel.
time and date presents an inconvenience, the Warden or the
Warden's designee should promptly inform Chambers by
calling the Courtroom Deputy at (212) 805-0296.
counsel must: (1) send this order to the Warden immediately;
(2) contact the correctional facility identified above to
determine the telephone number at which the plaintiff will be
reachable at the time and date of the conference; and (3)
telephone the Court with the plaintiff on the line at the
time and date of the conference.
case has been settled or otherwise terminated, the parties
are not required to appear if a stipulation of
discontinuance, voluntary dismissal, or other proof of
termination is filed on ECF in accordance with ECF Rule 13.19
prior to the date of the conference. Pro se
litigants who are not ECF filing users may deliver such
documents to the Clerk's Office in paper form.
parties should abide by this Court's Individual Rules of
Practice in Civil Pro Se Cases, which are available
at http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/judge/Woods and
attached to this Order. This Court reminds pro se
parties that the Pro Se Office is a valuable
resource in assisting litigants who proceed in federal court
without the assistance of counsel. The Pro Se Office
is located at Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States
Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 200, New York, NY 10007
and may be reached at (212) 805-0175. The Court also reminds
pro se parties that they are obligated to promptly
notify the Pro Se Office of any change in their
service address; if a pro se party fails to inform
the Court of any such change, the Court will not be able to
contact the litigant, and may find the party to be in default
or dismiss the party's claims.
Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motions pending
at Dkt No. 44 in No. 1:18-cv-09987-GHW and Dkt No. 21 in No.
1:19-cv-06850-GHW and mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff
by first-class and certified mail.
RULES OF PRACTICE IN CIVIL PRO SE CASES
Office United States District Court Southern District of New
York 500 Pearl Street, Room 200 New York, NY 10007 (212)
otherwise ordered, these Individual Practices apply to all
civil pro se matters before Judge Woods. These are rules that
the parties in pro se matters must follow, unless the Court
orders otherwise. The Court's website also contains
useful information regarding the litigation process for
parties who are proceeding pro se. The Court recommends that
pro se litigants take advantage of that resource, which is
available at http://nysd.uscourts.gov /courtrulesprose.php.