|Are tentative rulings issued?||Yes, in some cases. Distributed at the hearing prior to calling the case.|
|Are counsel allowed to contact the Judge’s law clerks or executive assistant?||No, unless initiated by the law clerk or executive assistant.|
|Questions regarding law clerk/extern positions.||Directed to the Judge’s executive assistant.|
|How to order a transcript of Court proceedings||For general information on how to order a transcript of any reported or digitally recorded proceeding, please contact 213-894-3015 or visit the court website (www.cacd.uscourts.gov) section referring to Court Reporter/Recorder Transcripts. If you require an estimate of cost for the preparation of a transcript, contact the court reporter/recorder for the desired proceeding. |
To determine the court reporter/recorder for a particular proceeding, go to the Court Reporter Schedule web page and click on View by Date. Once you've determined the correct court reporter/recorder for the desired session, click on Court Reporter Phone and Email List for contact information.
|Questions regarding trial preparation.||Please review the Court’s Orders |
For Jury or Court Trial. (Attachment A or B)
|Are appearances permitted by telephone?||No, unless specially set by Court.|
|Method used to impanel a jury:||“Arizona blind strike” method.|
Court clerk seats all prospective jurors by random draw. Jurors are handed trial calendar [optional] and a sheet of paper that calls for their later recitation of personal information, such as city of residence, place and type of work, etc.
Court conducts voir dire of entire panel, not just jurors in jury box. The Judge may invite counsel to ask questions. After challenges for cause are heard at sidebar, counsel submit their written peremptory challenges. The Clerk collects the forms from counsel and gives forms to the Judge. Judge and Clerk confer so as to assign the unstruck, unchallenged jurors selected by the parties.
At sidebar, the Court confirms peremptory challenges as submitted. Judge names first 6-8 unstruck, unchallenged jurors (civil) or first 12-14 unstruck, unchallenged jurors plus alternates (criminal) who constitute the jury. In criminal cases, an alternate pool can be reserved.
Alternates are not identified as alternate jurors.
|Proper submission of mandatory chambers copies||Mandatory Chambers Copies of all e-filed documents shall be delivered to the mandatory chambers copy box on the 10th Floor. It is imperative that the mandatory chambers copies be delivered by noon following the date of filing as required by General Order 10-07.IV.D. Failure to deliver timely mandatory chambers copies may result in a delay in hearing a motion or ordering the matter off calendar.|