United States District Court, D. Colorado
TRIAL PREPARATION ORDER -CIVIL
Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge.
This Order sets deadlines, imposes requirements that supplement the Scheduling Order and the Civil Practice Standards, and imposes requirements for trial.
A. Applicable Standards and Rules
References in this Order to "counsel" apply to parties appearing pro se. All counsel should be familiar with the Practice Standards http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Judges/MSK/2014%20Uniform%20Practice %20StandardsMSK.pdf and Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/LocalRules/2014-FINAL-Local-Rules.pdf as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence.
If a party to this case is incarcerated, he or she must provide a copy of this Order and all other orders issued in this case to his or her Case Manager. The party is also responsible for attending all hearings. To attend a scheduled hearing by telephone, a party’s Case Manager should contact the Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Patricia Glover at (303)335-2185 at least two business days prior to the hearing to make the necessary arrangements.
B. Pretrial Scheduling Order
Requests for modification, or extension, of deadlines set in the Scheduling Order will be referred to the Magistrate Judge for resolution. A request to extend the dispositive motion deadline more than 30 days beyond the deadline originally set in the initial Scheduling Order must show exceptional circumstances warranting the extension.
The formats for dispositive motions are found at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Judges/MSK/msksampdismot.pdf and http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Judges/MSK/msksj.pdf. Failure to use the appropriate format may result in a delayed ruling on the motion.
If the dispositive motion deadline passes without dispositive motions being filed, the parties shall contact Chambers within 10 days of the dispositive motion deadline to request that a Final Pretrial Conference be set. Failure to contact Chambers within this time may result in the case being dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Rule 702 Motions:
The format and procedure for Rule 702 motions is found at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Judges/MSK/Daubert-702%202014%20revision.pdf. Rule 702 motions must be filed by the deadline in the Scheduling Order for the filing of dispositive motions. If the dispositive motion deadline is changed, the Rule 702 motion deadline automatically changes as well. If determination of a Rule 702 motion is ...