Be prepared to proceed on the date of your trial/hearing/mediation. If you require a continuance, please file a motion at the earliest possible opportunity.
If an attorney or party wishes to appear by remote technology, or if an attorney or party wishes to present a witness by remote technology, the attorney or party must file a motion and support the motion with reasons for the request. No one may appear through remote technology unless the Magistrate has approved the request in advance.
Be courteous and civil.
Continuances are granted for good cause.
IV. Mediation / Settlement
Mediation conferences are encouraged and are scheduled if requested by the parties or upon the Court’s order.
V. Videotape / DVD Playback
An evidence cart may be reserved for DVD/video playback.
VI. Final Pre-Trial Conferences / Final Pre-Trial Orders
Final pre-trial conferences are scheduled if the parties request them. Final pre-trial orders are issued for all jury trials.
Please mark the Plaintiff’s exhibits and joint exhibits with identification numbers. Please mark the Defendant’s exhibits with identification letters.
Stipulations are appreciated and encouraged.
IX. Motions in Limine
For a jury trial, please bring motions in limine to my attention prior to trial.
X. Method for Voir Dire
Attorneys voir dire the entire panel of 18 potential jurors, then exercise challenges out of their presence.