The Court has a standing Order Regarding Joint Final Pretrial Order (Joint Final Pretrial Order) and Final Pretrial Conference. The proposed Joint Final Pretrial Order, along with motions in limine, are generally due three to four weeks before trial. Responses to motions in limine are due one week after that, and the Final Pretrial Conference and hearing on motions in limine are generally one to two weeks before trial is to commence.
At this conference, the Court will rule on motions in limine; review proposed witnesses' testimony, set a trial schedule; discuss voir dire; and, resolve disputes over exhibits and jury instructions, to the extent possible.
Trial counsel must be present at the Final Pretrial Conference and have settlement authority.