Of particular interest is the change in the time in which to serve cross-motions. The proposed changes can be found here.
The relevant changes are set forth below, with the proposed language in blue and the old language in [brackets]:
2214(b)...Answering affidavits and any notice of cross-motion, with supporting papers, if any, shall be served at least seven days before such time if a notice of motion served at least [twelve] sixteen days before such time so demands; whereupon any reply or responding affidavits shall be served at least one day before such time.
2215...Relief demanded by other than moving party. At least three days prior to the time at which the motion is noticed to be heard, or seven days prior to such time if demand is properly made pursuant to subdivision (b) of rule 2214, a party may serve upon the moving party a notice of cross-motion demanding relief, with or without supporting papers; provided, however, that: (a) if such notice and any supporting papers are served by mailing, as provided in paragraph two of subdivision (b) of rule 2103, they shall be served three days earlier than as prescribed in this rule; and...
TRIAL SUBPOENA RULES: Effective on January 1, 2008, a new section will be added to the CPLR with the intent of reducing the need for formal service of trial subpoenas on a party or person within the party's control, thus avoiding unnecessary expense for the party serving the subpoena and unnecessary annoyance and embarrassment for the party receiving the subpoena. The new provision, CPLR 2303-a, will allow for service of a subpoena in the same manner as all other papers which are served by one attorney upon another as set forth in CPLR 2103.
The newly proposed rule can be found here and is set forth in full below:
2303-a Service of a trial subpoena.
Where the attendance at trial of a party or person within the party's control can be compelled by atrial subpoena, that subpoena may be served by delivery in accordance with subdivision (b) of rule 2103 to the party's attorney of record.