The status call is conducted at 9:00 A.M. Contested matters are set for 9:30 A.M. Trials are typically set to start or resume
at 10:00 A.M.
Counsel may appear by zoom or in person on agreed
(uncontested) matters or unless the Court has previously directed counsel to be
present in person. Attorneys and self-represented
litigants must be present in person for contested matters.
Attorneys present on zoom should be logged in by 9:00 A.M.
The Court reviews pending motions before the day of
hearing. Courtesy copies should not be
sent unless requested by the court.
For “L” cases filed after 1/1/2023, the parties may submit
agreed orders via Odyssey up to 48 hours before the call starts. The orders should confirm the status of the
discovery, if applicable, and what actions will be completed by the next court
date. Proposed trial continuances should be addressed in
filed electronically should be submitted on the day the case was addressed in
for trial will also be assigned a 9:00 A.M. status for a date the previous
week. Unless otherwise directed, counsel
for all parties should be physically present at that status hearing with a
proposed brief statement of the facts of the case suitable for reading to the
jury, proposed jury instructions and a copy for the court of pending motions in
limine and remaining pretrial motions to be addressed.
may not email the judge other than in an emergency or to report the settlement
of an impending trial.