Notice of Reference Law and Legal Definition

Notice of reference refers to a notice regarding the reference that is to be conducted. Reference is the submission of a case to a referee. Reference can be with or without the consent of the parties. Unless the order of reference otherwise provides, the referee shall notify the parties of a time and place for the first hearing to be held.

Example of a State statute (New York) on Notice of reference

NY CLS CPLR R 4313

Except where the reference is to a judicial hearing officer or a special referee, upon the entry of an order of reference, the clerk shall send a copy of the order to the referee. Unless the order of reference otherwise provides, the referee shall forthwith notify the parties of a time and place for the first hearing to be held within twenty days after the date of the order or shall forthwith notify the court that he declines to serve.