Initial Status Conferences and Status Hearings
The Court will set all newly filed cases for status approximately 60 days from the filing of complaint. At least four working days before the initial status hearing, the parties shall conduct a FRCP 26(f) conference and file a joint written Initial Status Report, not to exceed five pages in length, and file the Joint Jurisdictional Status Report. The Court has issued a standing initial status report and joint jurisdictional status report identifying what subjects need to be addressed in the reports. These standing initial reports may be obtained from this website or from the Courtroom Deputy.
Counsel for all parties must be present at all Court noticed status hearings. Pursuant to Local Rule 41.1, an order of dismissal for want of prosecution or an order of default may be entered if a party or counsel fails to respond to a call of the case set by order of court.