In cases assigned to Judge Alonso, motions must be noticed for a date certain lest they be denied for want of prosecution. The Court will hold hearings on civil motions (except for emergency motions) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The Court will hold hearings on criminal motions (except for emergency motions) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Motions must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. Joint, uncontested and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and the body of the motion. Counsel shall not make or respond to motions by correspondence with the court.
Parties who appear in court on a matter whether set for a status or motion hearing shall be prepared to argue any motions pending in the case.
Judge Alonso requires a courtesy copy of the following documents: (1) motions to dismiss and any briefs and exhibits in support of or in opposition to motions to dismiss; (2) motions for summary judgment and any briefs and exhibits in support of or in opposition to motions for summary judgment. Courtesy copies should be delivered to Judge Alonso's courtroom deputy in Room 1908 within 24 hours of filing. Please do not bring courtesy copies to chambers. Courtesy copies do not need to be delivered in an envelope unless the filing contains under-seal material. The Court prefers courtesy copies printed after the document has been filed with the CM/ECF header stamp on it. Courtesy copies must be bound on the left side (e.g. stapled, spiral bound) with protruding tabs for exhibits.
The BEST way to contact Judge Alonso's courtroom deputy, Lesley Fairley, is to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parties requesting to change a previously-set hearing before Judge Alonso may jointly email Lesley Fairley at email@example.com with agreed-upon dates. Hearing dates may not be changed by telephone. The email must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day before the hearing. A motion will need to be filed if the hearing date has been reset more than once or if the request is not agreed to by all parties to the case.