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continuances, and all other matters, unless specifically superceded by these Standing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
Scheduling days. Counsel need not reserve a hearing date for motions, but 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:
Civil Law and Motion calendar is conducted on Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Criminal Law and Motion calendar is conducted on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Case Management Conferences are conducted on Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Pretrial conferences are conducted on Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
By 2:00 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). Parties intending to waive
oral argument in light of the tentative ruling must notify the Court and opposing
counsel by 4:00 p.m. the day preceding the hearing. In cases in which the parties
agree to waive oral argument, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the
Court by subsequent written order.
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