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Procedures/Preferences

COURTROOM PROCEDURES – DIVISION E

  1. Attorneys, at all times, shall conduct themselves consistent with the Guidelines for Professional Conduct and abide by the requirements of Administrative Order 2012-008.

  2. All Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the beginning of traffic and misdemeanor arraignment dockets.

  3. All Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least twenty (20) minutes prior to the beginning of traffic and misdemeanor disposition dockets.

  4. At all other court proceedings, all Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of court.

  5. All motion hearings shall be scheduled on the Court’s docket only after consulting with the Court’s judicial assistant and receiving a specific date and time for the hearing.

  6. Prior to filing any Motion to Compel, the lawyer requesting the information shall communicate with opposing counsel in an effort to resolve the issue.

  7. A courtesy copy of all motions, along with the Notice of Hearing, shall be provided to the Court within forty-eight (48) hours of obtaining a hearing date by the Court’s judicial assistant, or as otherwise directed by the Court’s judicial assistant.

  8. All legal arguments relating to Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Suppress, and Motions in Limine shall be supported by specific statutory authority or case law that shall be presented to the Court at least 2 business days prior to the hearing.

  9. All objections made during trial or any other evidentiary proceeding shall be supported by specific statutory authority or case law that shall be provided, if requested by the Court, at the time of the objection.

  10. All exhibits that an attorney intends to introduce as evidence during any trial or other proceeding shall be pre-marked by the Clerk prior to the time the trial or proceeding is scheduled to begin.

  11. No hearing or trial shall be delayed or continued beyond the scheduled starting time because an attorney needs to confer with a witness or review evidence with a witness.