JA's email is firstname.lastname@example.org (Copy to all parties required) - DO NOT SEND HEARING MATERIALS OR PROPOSED ORDERS unless you have been given instruction by the court. All materials more than 20 pages as stated in Motion calendar and Special Set procedures must be sent to chambers.
NEW (1) Do NOT submit proposed orders through CourtMAP unless: 1) instructed by the Court pursuant to a hearing or 2) is listed here as not requiring a hearing.
(2) Before submitting an order to
the court for approval, preview the order and make sure that the judge’s
signature is not alone on a page. You can reduce the font or number of lines to accomplish this. This avoids the need for the
judge to reformat every order. If the order is “Agreed” or “Unopposed” submit it under “Agreed Orders,” not “Proposed Orders,” you will receive a quicker response. Thank you.
SETS & MOTION CALENDARS
1. We are scheduling special sets and motions for motion calendars as
usual. Please submit requests via CourtMAP.
2. Evidentiary hearings can be scheduled but require preparation. They will be
considered on a case by case basis.
3. Special sets (on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) will be conducted via Zoom unless instructed by the Court if personal appearance is needed. The day prior to the hearing, you
will receive an email via CourtMAP containing a Zoom invitation link. Please
upload the documents for the judge’s review 7 days prior to the hearing. DO
NOT EMAIL THE JA THESE DOCUMENTS. To upload the documents: in Courtmap,
go to “Calendar” tab, then “View Events” and click on “Events\Supporting
Documents\Add.” Doing this IS NOT the same as uploading the documents to the
“Progress Docket” which then appears in "Case Events.” EACH PARTY
SHOULD UPLOAD THEIR PROPOSED ORDER TO “SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” AFTER THE HEARING FOR THE JUDGE'S RULING.
***NEW***4. Please deliver hard copies of Motion(s) and supporting documents to chambers for ALL special sets at least seven (7) days before the hearing.
***NEW*** 5. Cancellations - Please email NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to email@example.com at least 24 Hours in advance. E-Filing will NOT cancel your hearing, you must send Notice to JA for the case to be removed from Calendar.
CMC’S (Case Management Conferences)
FWOPS will go forward as usual via Zoom. The judge requires Plaintiff and/or Defendant to appear regardless of filing of Showing Good Cause. CMC's only, if you would like to submit documents for use during the hearing, please submit via CourtMap. DO NOT set a hearing on the Motion Calendar for CMC's, this is set though JA by sending an email about your request.
Jury trials are being held in person. Non-jury trials (other than
foreclosures) will be decided on a case by case basis. Therefore, calendar
calls for JURY; NON-JURY; NON-FORECLOSURE CASES will go forward via Zoom. PLEASE NOTIFY
THE JA PRIOR TO THE CALENDAR CALL, IF THERE IS A DISPUTE REGARDING WHETHER A
TRIAL IS JURY OR NON-JURY.
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing:
All hearings are being held thru Zoom. You will receive the Zoom invite from the Court the day before the hearing.
5 Minute Foreclosure Motion Calendar are set on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. – DO NO PLACE CASE ON 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR TO REQUEST A
SPECIAL SET HEARING. See Special Set Hearings. COURT STRICTLY ADHERES TO 5
MINUTES, no matter how many motions are set. Court allows several motions per
hearing ONLY IF combined, they will take less than 5 minutes to be
heard. If either side disagrees that the hearing will take 5 minutes or less,
request a special set.
If the order is to be submitted on CourtMAP, state in the order
or by separate letter, the date and time of the hearing and what occurred. Please
do not place special set requests on 5 minute motion calendar.
***DO NOT SET CASE TWICE FOR THE SAME DAY!!!!!!! The second setting will be cancelled by the Court***
***To set on Foreclosure Motion Calendar, select the date from the Court's availability (found on CourtMap) and submit your supporting documents (filed motion, etc.) when creating the event (setting the hearing) on CourtMAP. DO NOT create multiple events (set multiple hearings) on any one case. Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.
IMPORTANT: Although the movant and the parties listed on the service list will receive an email indicating that a hearing has been set, a notice of hearing will not automatically generate. The movant MUST e-file a notice of hearing via the e-portal system.
To confirm the hearing, click on the "docket" tab on the navigation bar and select the event date (the hearing date); the scheduled hearing will appear.
20 or More Pages – The Court will not print documents larger than 20 pages. If the documents submitted thru CourtMAP are more than 20 pages, please submit hard copy to chambers 5 calendar days prior to the hearing. You MUST do both, CourtMAP and hard copy.
Agreed Orders – must state, in the body of
the order, that opposing counsel was consulted and agrees. “Agreed” in title
only is insufficient.
Cancellations – Please email notices of cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance.
CourtMAP – NEVER SUBMIT DUPLICATE MOTIONS. The Court does not accept
the following orders via CourtMAP: Final and Default Judgments, Motions
Setting Foreclosure Sale, Writs of Possession, Motions to Continue Trial (even
if agreed), Motions to Withdraw as Counsel, Motions for Orders to Show Cause.
Default Judgments and Final Default Judgments – (1) Upload through Courtmap the following PRIOR TO THE HEARING: complete package including, proof of service for each defendant sought to be defaulted, diligent search affidavit if relying on publication, non-military affidavit.
Ex Parte Discovery Motions –
Moving party must comply with Administrative Order 06-09 (order available herein).
Cancellations: If possible, set on
Monday Foreclosure Motion Calendar. If it is an emergency, e-file the
motion then submit it to the judge via CourtMAP under CA11 Emergency Motions.
Motions to Withdraw – Withdrawing attorney must send a copy of the
order to former client.
Reading Material for Judge –
the Court will NOT read materials sent the night before a hearing but the
hearing will proceed. Deliver materials 5 days prior to hearing.
Telephonic Appearances – Court no longer
requires motions. An email with a Zoom invitation link will be sent via CourtMAP the day prior to the hearing.