Judicial Practice Preferences
Prefers active involvement in plea negotiation process.
May become involved in designating additional conditions or making a separate plea offer.
Clear with opposing counsel, Judicial Assistant will remove and reset hearings. Trial continuances may be discussed and arranged in chambers.
When discovery disputes occur, counsel must confer and make a good faith attempt to resolve them without a hearing. If a hearing must be held, it should be timely scheduled in order to avoid potential trial delay.
Attempt to contact the judge in order to resolve the issue during the deposition.
Miscellaneous Problem Resolution:
Will not discuss any aspect of the case unless both counsel are present.
Motions in limine:
May be heard the morning of trial.
Counsel should request permission to approach the bench.
When jury enters or exits
the courtroom, counsel and the defendant should remain seated.
Voir Dire Procedure Preference:
Prefer attorneys inquire of the entire panel. Seating chart with jurors names will be provided.