The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge
The Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Vacate and Reschedule Scheduling Conference [Filed February 21, 2006; Docket #16] is granted. The scheduling/planning conference currently set for February 28, 2006, at 9:15 a.m. is vacated and rescheduled to Monday, April 17, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. The conference will be held in Courtroom A-601 on the sixth floor of the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse located at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado. Absent exceptional circumstances, no further request for rescheduling will be entertained unless made five days in advance of the date of appearance. The Plaintiffs shall notify all parties who have not entered an appearance of the date and time of the Scheduling/Planning Conference.
Lawyers whose offices are located outside of the Denver metropolitan area may appear at scheduling and pretrial conferences by telephone, if the original signed copy of the appropriate order has been submitted.
It is further ORDERED that counsel for the parties in this case are to hold a pre-scheduling conference meeting and prepare a proposed Scheduling Order in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(f), as amended, on or before March 27, 2006. Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(d), as amended, no discovery shall be submitted until after the pre-scheduling conference meeting, unless otherwise ordered or directed by the district judge in this case. The parties shall submit their proposed scheduling order, pursuant to District of Colorado Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") Procedures V.L., no later than five (5) days prior to the scheduling conference and in a useable format (i.e., Word or WordPerfect).
Attorneys and/or pro se parties not participating in ECF shall submit their proposed scheduling order on paper to the Clerk's Office. However, if any party in this case is participating in ECF, it is the responsibility of that party to submit the proposed scheduling order pursuant to the District of Colorado ECF Procedures.
The parties shall prepare the proposed Scheduling Order in accordance with the form which may be downloaded in richtext format from the forms section of the court's website at www.co.uscourts.gov. Instructions for downloading in richtext format are posted in the forms section of the website.
All out-of-state counsel shall comply with D.C.COLO.LR 83.3C prior to the Scheduling/Planning conference.
The parties are further advised that they shall not assume that the court will grant the relief requested in any motion. Failure to appear at a court-ordered conference or to comply with a court-ordered deadline which has not be vacated by court order may result in the imposition of sanctions.
Please remember that anyone seeking entry into the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse will be required to show a valid photo identification. See D.C.COLO.LCivR 83.2B.
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