Protocol and Practice of Persons Appearing in the Court of Judge Todd Lang
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Pre-Trial Practice and Management IssuesDiscovery or Disclosure Disputes and/or Sanctions Discovery Disputes or Motions for Sanctions.
In cases where both parties are represented by counsel:
1. The parties should not file written discovery motions or motions for sanctions without leave of Court. If a discovery dispute arises between the parties, the parties promptly shall contact the Court to request a telephone conference concerning the dispute. The Court will seek to resolve the dispute during the telephone conference, and may enter appropriate orders on the basis of the telephone conference. The Court may order written briefing if it does not resolve the dispute during the telephone conference.
2. Parties shall not contact the Court concerning a discovery dispute or motion for sanctions without first seeking to resolve the matter through personal in-person consultation and sincere effort.
Other Pre-trial Practice Guidelines or Comments When requesting continuances of hearings and trials, please comply with Local Rule 2.14. Before filing your request, please contact the other side so that you can indicate whether the other side will stipulate or is opposed (as required by the local rule).