All motions must be filed no later than the
third business day (excludes federal holidays and weekends) before the day the
motion is to be heard. For example, absent a holiday, (1) a motion filed on a
Monday may be noticed for the upcoming Thursday; and (2) a motion filed on a
Thursday may be noticed for the following Tuesday.
Courtesy copies should NOT be delivered except for the following:
(1) summary judgment memoranda and corresponding Rule 56 statements and
exhibits; (2) unredacted versions of documents filed under seal; (3) voluminous
filings over 50 pages; and (4) emergency motions. Please bring courtesy copies
to the Courtroom Deputy in Room 1226.
Courtesy copies need not be delivered in an
envelope unless the pleading contains under seal material. If a party is
submitting a document of more than 50 pages, Judge Lee prefers that the
courtesy copy be SPIRAL BOUND on the side.
Civil motions should be noticed for 9:00 a.m., Tuesday - Thursday.
Criminal motions should be noticed for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday - Thursday.
Before filing a motion, the movant’s counsel must ask opposing counsel whether
there is an objection to the motion. Joint, uncontested, and agreed motions should
be so identified in the title and body of the motion. Trial dates and discovery
cutoff dates generally will not be reset except by written motion.
In addition to the 15-page limit on briefs, Local Rule 7.1, the Court applies
the other format requirements of Local Rule 5.2(c) to electronically filed
briefs. See Local Rule 5.2(c) for those page-size, font-size, margin, and
Counsel shall not respond to motions by correspondence with the Court.
Trial dates and discovery cutoff dates will not be reset except by written
motion. Motions to extend a discovery cutoff date or to reset a trial date,
whether uncontested or contested, will normally require a Court appearance.