Judge Mitchell's Standing Order

Court attendance may be via Zoom or in-person subject to the following:
  • Zoom appearance shall only be allowed for case management, status, presentation of motions, and agreed orders.
  • All hearings shall be held in-person in Courtroom 602 unless expressly ordered by the Court.
  • If appearing via Zoom, attorneys and litigants must display their entire proper name, keep muted until addressed by the Court, and turn on their camera with their face displayed when addressed by the Court.
Orders may be uploaded to Odyssey e-File or submitted in Court.  Orders uploaded to Odyssey e-File will not be approved and signed prior to presentment in Court.
Motions shall be set for presentment and not hearing instanter.  The Court will hear motions instanter in its discretion on a case-by-case basis.
A hard copy of the pre-trial memoranda is due 3 days before the scheduled pre-trial conference.  No e-mail copies of the pre-trial memoranda will be accepted by the Court.
The Court does not require courtesy copies of pleadings, but the Court will accept courtesy copies of contested matters that are substantive in nature including cited case law with the courtesy copies.
The Court's schedule is as follows: (1) 9:00 a.m. cases on status and presentation of motions; (2) 10:00 a.m. hearings on motions; (3) 1:30 p.m. hearings, trials, and pre-trial conferences as expressly set by the Court.