§ 3035. Simplified procedure authorized. (a) Implementation and pre-trial. The procedure in any action under the New York simplified procedure for court determination of disputes authorized by sections 3031 and 3033 shall be as provided in rule 3036 adopted to implement the provisions hereof, which is designed to promote the speedy hearing of such actions and to provide for such actions a procedure that is as simple and informal as circumstances will permit. A pre-trial conference may be held relative to the disposition of questions of law which might be conclusive in the action and avoid a trial. (b) Technical rules of evidence dispensed. The technical rules of evidence shall be dispensed with to the extent specified in such rule 3036. (c) Practice. The practice under this procedure relating to motions to stay or to transfer pending actions, and relating to venue, assessment of costs, entry of judgment, judgment by default, and the continuance of the action in case of death or incompetency of parties shall be as prescribed in the rules adopted pursuant hereto.