Motion Practice (Civil & Criminal)
Civil Status & Civil Motion Call: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Criminal Motions: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. A motion must be filed in the clerk's office no later than three business days before the day the motion is to be heard. A courtesy copy of the motion must be delivered to Chambers (Room 2270) three business days in advance of the hearing. If an opposing party wishes to file a written response to the motion, it must inform the courtroom deputy prior to the date set for the motion to be heard. If counsel is aware that there will be no objection to the motion, that information should be noted in the body of the motion. If a motion is filed with a supporting memorandum, each should be filed as a separate document and not stapled together. If exhibits to a supporting memorandum total more than 40 pages, the exhibits should be bound separately from the brief. Counsel should use their discretion to bind voluminous exhibits in separately numbered volumes; the Court will require rebinding of any pleading or set of exhibits it cannot reasonably read. Unless the Court has told a party it need not appear, counsel for all parties are expected to be present irrespective of whether the motion is agreed. If no appearance is required, moving counsel must so notify other counsel in the case.