Motion Calls - Criminal and Civil
Criminal motions must be scheduled by agreement with Judge Blakey's Courtroom Deputy, Ms. Gloria Lewis, available at (312) 818-6699. Before filing a criminal motion, the movant must meet and confer with the non-movant on the substance of the motion and determine whether the motion is opposed. Movant shall include a statement in the motion indicating whether the motion is opposed (by the non-movant and, if appropriate, by pretrial services or probation).
Civil motions must be noticed for a date certain. Judge Blakey's webpage will list any noticed judicial absences. The Court will hold hearings on regular (non-emergency) civil motions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 1203. Motions noticed for a given day must be filed no later than 12:00 p.m. on the fourth business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. That is, motions noticed for presentment on a Tuesday must be filed by noon on the preceding Wednesday, and motions noticed for presentment on a Thursday must be filed by noon on the preceding Friday. Joint, uncontested, and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and the body of the motion. Counsel should be prepared to argue motions on the day that they are noticed for a Motion Call, and counsel shall not respond to motions by correspondence with the Court.