RULE 2. LAW AND MOTION DAY A. Law and Motion Day shall be held each Tuesday commencing at 9:30 a.m. (when necessary, and at the direction of the Judge, some matters may be heard at 9:00 a.m.), except when Tuesday is a legal holiday, or when cancelled by prior order of the Court. All matters requiring 30 minutes or less shall be set on Law and Motion day, unless other arrangements are made with the Court. B. All matters to be heard on the regular Tuesday Law and Motion docket shall be scheduled with the Clerk of the Court not later than 12 Noon on the immediately preceding Monday. C. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare a docket of all matters regularly scheduled and shall distribute the same to the Judge, attorneys (on request), Juvenile Office, and 5 copies to the Bailiff, who is responsible for posting the docket as follows: 1 on the docket board in the 2nd floor hallway and 1 on each of the counsel tables in the courtroom, the other 2 copies being for the Bailiff’s personal use. D. Law and Motion Day matters will be heard in the following order: 9:00 a.m. (1) adoptions and other matters to be heard in chambers, at the discretion of the Judge. 9:30 a.m. (1) probate and guardianship matters; (2) ex parte matters; (3) default judgments; (4) default dissolutions of marriage; (5) trial settings; 10:30 a.m. (1) criminal matters; 1:30 p.m. (1) juvenile matters; 2:30 p.m. (1) show cause hearings, marriage dissolutions; (2) all motions requiring argument and other contested matters not requiring more than 30 minutes. E. Special time settings on the motion docket may be made with the Consent of the Court. Preliminary appearances and arraignments may be held during any judicial day, on arrangement with the Court. F. Motions requiring 15 minutes or less shall be heard in the morning. At the time of docketing, The Clerk’s office shall be given notice of any matters requiring more than 15 minutes, and these shall be scheduled for the afternoon, after any juvenile matters which may be scheduled. G. Matters requiring more than 30 minutes shall be scheduled in the manner as trials.
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