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.
Be courteous and civil.
Continuances are granted for good cause.
Mediation conferences are encouraged and are scheduled if requested by the parties or upon the Court’s order.
An evidence cart may be reserved for DVD/video playback.
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.
For a jury trial, please bring motions in limine to my attention prior to trial.
Attorneys voir dire the entire panel of 18 potential jurors, then exercise challenges out of their presence.