Conformity to Rules. Counsel are expected to consult and comply with all provisions of the
Local Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to motions, briefs, continuances,
and all other matters, unless specifically superceded by these Standing Orders. Any failure to
comply with any of the rules and orders may be deemed sufficient grounds for monetary
sanctions, dismissal, entry of default judgment, or other appropriate sanctions.
Scheduling days. Prior to noticing a motion, counsel shall check the scheduling information on
this Court’s website to confirm open and available dates. However, noticed days may be reset
as the Court’s calendar requires, with order of call to be determined by the Court. Motions
shall be noticed in accordance with the following times:
Criminal Law and Motion calendar is conducted on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.
Civil Law and Motion calendar is conducted on Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences are conducted on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Pretrial conferences are conducted on Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
By 4:00 p.m. on the first court date preceding any hearing, parties participating in the e-
filing program shall check this Court’s list of tentative rulings at the Judges Information
link at www.cand.uscourts.gov to ascertain whether there has been a tentative ruling
issued in their matter (or a ruling with respect to requests for specific issues to be
addressed during oral argument).
Before appearing for a matter before this Court, all parties shall check the Court’s
calendar at www.cand.uscourts.gov or the posting in the Clerk’s Office to confirm that
their matter is still on calendar.
Changes to Court Calendar. No changes to the Court’s schedule shall be made except by
signed order of the Court and only upon a showing of good cause. Parties seeking to continue
hearings, request special status conferences, modify briefing schedules, or make any other
procedural changes shall submit a signed stipulation and proposed order, or, if s