United States District Court, N.D. California
CRIMINAL PRETRIAL ORDER
WILLIAM H. ORRICK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
is set for June 15, 2020, beginning at 8:30 A.M., in
Courtroom 12, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San
Pretrial Conference has been set for June 1, 2020 at 2:00
P.M. The parties shall follow the requirements of Crim. L.R.
17.1-1, as supplemented below: The government and, to the
extent consistent with defendant's right to an effective
defense, the defendant, shall do the following at least seven
days prior to the Pretrial Conference:
(i) Serve and file a trial memorandum that briefly states the
legal bases for the charges and the anticipated evidence, and
addresses any evidentiary, procedural, or other anticipated
(ii) Serve and file a witness list that includes a brief
summary of the testimony of each witness; and (iii) Serve and
file exhibit lists and serve copies of all marked exhibits on
all parties, as discussed in section 5, below.
(iv) Submit an agreed-upon set of additional requested voir
dire questions to be posed by the Court. Any voir dire
questions on which counsel cannot agree shall be submitted
separately. Voir dire by counsel will usually be limited to
fifteen minutes per side; and
(v) Meet and confer and be prepared to discuss with the Court
at the Pretrial Conference any anticipated evidentiary
objections and any means for shortening and simplifying the
trial (by stipulating to such matters as chain of custody,
nature of substances, use of the mails, etc.).
Motions In Limine
party wishing to have motions in limine heard prior to the
commencement of trial must file and serve same no later than
fourteen days prior to the date set for the Pretrial
Conference. All motions in limine shall be contained in one
document, limited to 25 pages and prepared in accordance with
Civil L. R. 7-2(b), with each motion listed as a subheading.
Opposition to the motions in limine shall be contained in one
document, limited to 25 pages, with corresponding
subheadings, and shall be filed and served no later than
seven days prior to the Pretrial Conference. No reply papers
will be considered. The motions will be heard at the Pretrial
Conference or at such other time as the Court may direct.
Joint Set of Instructions.
parties shall jointly prepare a set of jury instructions, and
shall file the proposed instructions at least seven days
prior to the Pretrial Conference. The submission shall
contain both agreed-upon instructions (which shall be so
noted), and contested instructions, all in the order in which
they should be read to the jury. Where contested instructions
are included, they should be annotated both with the
proponent's authority for seeking the instruction and the
opponent's reason for opposition. Counsel shall deliver
to Chambers a copy of the joint submission, on a CD/DVD in
Word format. The label shall include the case number and a
description of the documents.
Substance and Format of Instructions.
instructions shall cover all substantive issues and other
points not covered by the Ninth Circuit Manual of Model Jury
Instructions. Each requested instruction shall be typed in
full on a separate page and citations to the authorities upon
which the instruction is based shall be included.
Instructions shall be brief, clear, written in plain English,
and free of argument. ...