Civil Scheduling Orders

CIVIL TRIAL TERMS Pre-trial conference dates (range) Jury selection dates (range) Motions in limine deadline Motions in limine argument date
Jan 25 - Feb 12
Mar 3 - 12, 2021
Dec 2 - 10, 2020 Jan 11 - 14, 2021 Dec 11, 2021 Dec 21, 2021
Apr 5 - May 13 Mar 1 - 10 Mar 22 - 26 Mar 2 Mar 15
Jun 1 - Jul 1 Apr 22 - 30 May 17 - 21 Apr 27 May 6
Aug 23 - Sep 3
Sep 13 - 24
Jun 28 - Jul 2 Aug 9 - 13 Jul 6 Jul 16
Oct 18 - Nov 19 Aug 23 - 30 Oct 4 - 8 Aug 31 Sep 10
Jan - Feb 2022 Dec 1 - 8 Jan 2022 Dec 10 Dec 20

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