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Procedures/Preferences

AT A GLANCE PREFERENCES

No Discovery Docket Cancelling Trial and Pre-Trial  Notify Judge of an Emergency Motion Providing Judge with Lengthy documents for Hrg. Using JAWS for Electronic Signature How to upload Orders to JAWS for Electronic Signature

Set on UMC Docket

See detailed instructions 

After Motion is filed w/clerk, email JA to notify Deliver hard copy at least 3 business days prior to hearing Submit AGREED Orders only, use PDF format. See detailed instructions  Upload into Judges QUEUE, not into List. Choose correct Division Letter

AT A GLANCE SCHEDULING ON JAWS

UMC's Telephonic Hearings  15 & 30 Minute Hearings Requesting Hearing exceeding 30 Min Cancelling Hearings within 24 Hrs of Hrg. Cancelling Hrg. prior to 24 Hrs. of Hrg.
Set on JAWS Set on JAWS. Order not required Set on JAWS. Hard copy of Motion(s), Response(s), any documentation to be considered & NOH required. Mail or hand deliver to JA at least 3 business days prior to hearing Must be approved by Judge. E-mail request to JA Call JA to notify. E-mail JA Notice of Cancellation Scheduling party can cancel on JAWS. E-mail JA copy of Notice of Cancellation


ODYSSEY 
RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURES
SUBMITTING PROPOSED ORDERS FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
SCHEDULING DAILY HEARINGS (15 to 30 Minutes)
SCHEDULING UNIFORM MOTION CALENDAR (UMC)
SCHEDULING DAILY HEARINGS (EXCEEDING 30 MINUTES)
SCHEDULING TRIALS AND PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES

Pre-trials are conducted in Hearing Room #519
Trials are conducted in Courtroom 502 and begin at 9:00 AM

Available Trial Weeks/Pre-Trial Conferences. Trial weeks and corresponding pre-trial conference dates can be viewed on this Court’s website, click on “Schedule.”

  1. It is the responsibility of the parties to set their case for trial.
  2. If a trial week has been agreed upon by all parties there is no need for a hearing.
  3. Schedule case for trial on JAWS by entering the case on the Pre-trial Conference date under the drop down of “PRETRIAL”, to obtain a time certain for the Pre-Trial Conference.
  4. If a trial week cannot be agreed upon, set it for hearing on the UMC docket.
  5. After the case has been entered on JAWS, prepare the Uniform Order Setting Cause for Trial, which can be found on the Court’s web site under FORMS. Use the most recently revised Uniform Order. Under 18. OTHER, check the box: At least one trial counsel per party must be physically present at the pretrial conference.
  6. Pretrial Conference:  Paragraph 10 of the Uniform Order Setting Case for Trial and Pretrial (Jury Trial) and Paragraph 8 of the Uniform Order Setting Cause for Trial and Pretrial (Non-Jury Trial) require: “Counsel must be prepared to negotiate settlement at the pretrial conference and have full authority to settle the case or have available at the conference a party or representative who does have full authority to settle.” 
  7. Upload the Prepared Uniform Order in PDF format to JAWS for electronic signature in the Judge’s “Queue” in the “Proposed Order” section. Attorneys will receive electronically conformed copies via e-mail.
  8. If one or more person entitled to receive a copy cannot be served by e-mail or is a pro se litigant, the Uniform Order must be submitted in traditional paper form, provide copies, and pre-addressed stamped envelopes.
CANCELLING HEARINGS/TRIALS
PRO SE SELF - REPRESENTED PARTIES - SCHEDULING PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY MOTIONS