- Courtroom Number: 4A
- Bailiff: Dontay Proctor-Mills
- Department: 32
- Assignment: Civil and Criminal
Scheduling a hearing
The bailiff handles the scheduling of all hearings. To schedule a hearing, please contact the bailiff directly.
Motions with oral argument can be set with the bailiff by telephone or via email.
All email to the court must include all of the parties involved in the case. The request should include
- Name of the case and cause number
- The party making the motion
- The proposed date for the motion
If making a phone request, the court expects that you will consult the opposing side about possible hearing dates before you call the court.
As soon as you know that you want to strike a motion, you should call or email the court. Once a motion is set, the court wants the court file to reflect the disposition of that motion. If you send an email striking a hearing, the court will put that in the court file unless you notify the court that written notice will follow. If you call to strike a hearing, the court expects that you will follow-up with a written pleading. The court must be provided with copies of all cited out-of-state and federal cases.
Copies of orders will be mailed to all parties if self-addressed stamped envelopes are provided. All deliveries should be made to the Judges’ Mailroom in Room 2D.
The parties are reminded that an attempt at Alternative Dispute Resolution is required in almost all civil cases. The plaintiff should download the Trial Confirmation Form and have it completed for submission three weeks prior to trial.
Pursuant to Local Rule 16(5) the Joint Statement of Evidence is to be filed not later than 5 court days before the scheduled trial date. As a courtesy to the court clerk, please deliver the Trial Exhibits (notebooks) to the Judges' Mailroom (Room 2D) at least 2 to 3 days prior to the trial date along with two copies of the Joint Statement of Evidence. Counsel will present two sets of exhibits. The first (original set) will be marked by the clerk and used at trial. The second (copy) set is a courtesy copy for the judge. Do not mark directly on any exhibits as this will be done by the clerk.
Exhibits should be submitted in three-ring binders using numbered tabs to separate each exhibit. Notebooks should be large enough so that the exhibits are not overcrowded. Plaintiff’s or petitioner's trial exhibits shall begin with the Number 1, and shall be numbered consecutively up to the last proposed exhibit. Defendant’s or respondent's trial exhibits shall begin with the number which follows plaintiff’s or petitioner's last proposed trial exhibit.
Depositions are not to be marked as an exhibit since they are part of the court file. Exhibits to the deposition may be marked as exhibits in evidence. Otherwise, all unattached exhibits in a deposition should be stapled or secured inside the back cover of the deposition. Additional Exhibits presented during trial will be marked and designated by the clerk. Please provide an original for the clerk and a courtesy copy for the judge.
Once an exhibit has been marked by the clerk, it is officially in her or his custody. To withdraw an exhibit prior to the completion of trial, an attorney will need to make a motion to withdraw the exhibit (on the record) in open court.