Civil Scheduling Orders

CIVIL TRIAL TERMS Pre-trial conference date range Jury selection date range Motions in limine
deadline

Motions in limine
argument date

Jan 27 - Feb 14, 2020 Dec 2-13, 2019 Jan 14-17, 2020 Dec 9, 2019 Dec 19, 2019
April 13 - May 5, 2020 March 2-11, 2020 Mar 31 - April 3, 2020 Mar 3, 2020 Mar 13, 2020
June 15 - 26, 2020
July 6 - 10, 2020
April 29 - May 7, 2020 June 2-5, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 18, 2020
Aug 24 - Sept 11, 2020 June 29 - July 2, 2020 Aug 11-14, 2020 July 2, 2020 July 13, 2020
Oct 19 - Nov 6, 2020 Aug 19-26, 2020 Oct 6-9, 2020 Sept 4, 2020 Sept 14, 2020
Jan - Feb, 2021 Dec 2-10, 2020 Jan2021 Dec 11, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

TIMELINE FOR CIVIL CASE SCHEDULING ORDERS:

At the close of pleadings, a Scheduling Order will be entered which allows a discovery period of: 4 months for fast-track (like credit card collection), 9 months for a regular case (like motor vehicle accident or other debt collection), 12 months for a complex case (like slip and fall or quiet title), 14 months for a medical malpractice, and these intervals:

Example:
Discovery cutoff date February 1
+28 days - Plaintiff’s expert report due March 1
+28 days (56 for med mal) - Defendant’s expert report due March 29
+14 days - Plaintiff’s rebuttal report due April 12
+10 days - Dispositive motion deadline April 22
+40 days - Argument date June 3
+28 days or more, to the next available pre-trial
conference date - Pre-trial conference
July 2
Jury selection August 13-16
Trial term August 26 – September 27