Civil Scheduling Orders

2022 - 2023 CIVIL TRIAL TERMS Pre-trial conference dates (range) Jury selection dates (range) Motions in limine deadline Motions in limine argument date
Jan 25 - Feb 11 Dec 1 - 8 Jan 10 - 14 Dec 10 Dec 20
May 9 - May 27 Feb 28 - Mar 7 Apr 4 - Apr 8 Mar 8 Mar 18
Aug 1 - Aug 18 Jun 3 - Jun 13 Jul 11 - Jul 15 Jun 14 June 24
Nov 7 - Nov 18 Sep 15 - Sep 23 Oct 17 - Oct 21 Sep 27 Oct 7
Jan - Feb 2023 Dec 2 - Dec 9 Jan 2023 Dec 12 Dec 22

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