Rule 2-12. Motions, Scheduling, Calendar for Judge Martinez

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Rule 2-12. Motions, Scheduling, Calendar for Judge Martinez

    Effective July 1, 2017, Judge Stefanie A. Martinez will no longer hold a motion day. Instead, all motions to be heard by Judge Martinez will be scheduled and conducted in the following manner:

   A. Motions Defined: For purposes of this rule, the word "motion" includes all pretrial and posttrial motions and similar filings in which a hearing is requested, except requests for continuances.

   B. Date and Time of Hearing:

   (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, pretrial and posttrial motions or similar filings in which a hearing is requested, except requests for continuances, shall be in writing and filed with the Clerk of the District Court not less than 10 working days prior to hearing, except by permission of the court.

   (2) Counsel at the time of making said filing shall obtain a date and time for hearing thereon from the judge or the judge's bailiff and file a notice of hearing with the filing. Unless approved by the judge, a hearing date must be obtained for each motion, even if motions in the same case are already scheduled.

   (3) A notice of hearing shall be required for each such motion, even if additional motions are scheduled for hearing in the same case. The notice of said hearing shall be mailed by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, or personally delivered to opposing counsel or party, if not represented by counsel, at least 3 full working days prior to said hearing.

Rule 2-12 approved June 7, 2017.