Judge Braun's Standing Order- Courtroom 901- updated 1/24/24

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 open court.

Court orders filed electronically should be submitted on the day the case was addressed in court.

Cases set 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.

Attorneys may not email the judge other than in an emergency or to report the settlement of an impending trial.