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Motion Practice

Motions should be e-filed with the Clerk’s Office no later than the 3rd business day preceding the day the motion is to be presented, except in the case of emergency motions. For example, if a motion is filed on a Monday, it may not be noticed earlier than the court’s Thursday call. All briefs in support of or in opposition to any motion must comply with the 15-page limit set forth in Local Rule 7.1.  The court will not consider arguments raised for the first time in a reply brief.

A courtesy copy of all motions, supporting memoranda, responses and replies must be delivered to Chambers 1000, within one business day of the e-filing. Pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(c), courtesy copies must be bound on the left side and include “protruding tabs for exhibits.” Filings which do not have protruding tabs for exhibits will be stricken pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(d)If the motion is 10 pages or less, including exhibits but excluding the notice and certificate of service, a courtesy copy is not required.

Joint, uncontested and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and body of the motion. Counsel for the moving party shall immediately notify the Courtroom Deputy if he/she is withdrawing a previously filed motion.

When a District Judge refers a particular motion, the moving party should re-notice the motion for presentation at the court’s regular motion call, but should not re-file the motion. A courtesy copy of both the new notice of motion and the motion referred to the court must be delivered to Chambers 1000.

If you do not hear from the court by email, phone or court order, the motion will be heard as noticed in open court even if agreed or unopposed.

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