July has started in earnest with a series of Pre-Trial Conferences. If it was up to me, I would schedule them all for the same day so that I don’t have to go before the same judge day after day. But unfortunately for me, the scheduling is out of my hands and so I have spent the better part of the last week in front of the same judge for a variety of conferences on different cases. At the end of the sequence, the judge even commented to me that he had seen a lot of me lately.
In the middle of my run, the clerk asked if I was back on the same cases and there was some kind of issue with the settlements that we had reached. Luckily, no, there were no issues and it was simply a quirk of the New York scheduling system that I had such a progression of cases.
So now I have finally seen my office desk again and can get ready to turn around and go down a new road in the coming weeks. Throw in some hot and humid weather, and the summer is definitely in full swing.