United States District Court, N.D. California, Eureka Division
February 6, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
CONRAD NAGAHIRO, Defendant(s)
ORDER FOR CRIMINAL PRETRIAL PREPARATION
NANDOR J. VADAS, Magistrate Judge.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
A. TRIAL DATE. Trial before the JURY shall be on April 28, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 205A, Eureka, California.
B. TRIAL LENGTH. The estimated length of trial is four days.
C. MOTIONS. All motions shall comply with Criminal Local Rule 47-2 and shall be heard on March 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 205A. All motions shall be filed and served by March 5, 2014. Any opposition shall be filed and served by March 12, 2014. Before filing any motion, counsel for each party shall confer concerning any matter covered by Criminal Local Rule 16-1 relevant to the case, in particular subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c).
D. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. A Pretrial Conference shall be held on March 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 205A. Not less than four days before the Pretrial Conference, counsel for the Government shall:
(1) Serve and file a trial memorandum briefly stating the legal basis for the charges and the anticipated evidence, and addressing any evidentiary, procedural or other anticipated legal issues, including but not limited to the matters listed in Criminal Local Rule 17.1-1(b)(1)-(15);
(2) Serve and file a list of all witnesses who may be called, together with a brief summary of the testimony of each;
(3) Serve and file proposed jury instructions on all substantive issues and on any procedural issue not adequately covered by the court's standard instructions (which are published in the Ninth Circuit Manual of Model Jury Instructions);
(a) any instruction contained in the Ninth Circuit Model Instructions Manual may be requested by designation of its number;
(b) each other instruction shall be requested by setting forth the instruction in full test on a separate sheet with reference to supporting legal authority;
(4) Serve and lodge a proposed form of verdict and proposed questions for jury voir dire; and
(5) Serve and lodge three sets of all exhibits to be offered at trial, together with a complete list of those exhibits. Each item shall be premarked using the form attached; generally, the government shall use numbers and the defendant shall use letters. (See attachment).
Not less than four days before the Pretrial Conference, defense counsel shall comply with subparagraphs (3) and (4) above, and, to the extent consistent with the defendant's right to an effective defense, with subparagraphs (1), (2) and (5) above.
In particular, counsel shall confer in advance and be prepared to discuss with the court any anticipated evidentiary objections or motions in limine and any means for shortening and simplifying the trial (e.g., by stipulating to such matters as chain of custody, nature of substances, use of the mails, admissibility of copies, etc.)
E. CHALLENGES. The procedure for exercising peremptory challenges in Criminal Local Rules 24-2 and 24-3 will be observed absent objection by the parties.
F. COPIES. Each document filed or lodged with the court must be accompanied by a copy for use in the Judge's chambers.
G. TRANSCRIPTS. If transcripts will be requested during or immediately after trial, arrangements must be made with the Court Reporter at least fourteen days before trial commences. Call (707) 445 3612.
H. CHANGE OF PLEA. Counsel shall give prompt notice to the United States Attorney and to the court of any intention to change a previously entered not guilty plea. A written plea agreement must be submitted at least one day in advance of the plea.