United States District Court, N.D. California
ORDER FOR PRETRIAL PREPARATION (CRIMINAL)
ILLSTON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
DATE: On February 24, 2020
at 8:30 a.m., Courtroom 1, 17th floor, and will be before the
LENGTH is estimated to be days.
IN LIMINE :
party wishing to have motions in limine heard prior to the
commencement of trial must file and serve same no later than
five court days prior to the date
set for the Pretrial Conference. Any party opposing such a
motion in limine shall file and serve its opposition papers
no later than two court days prior
to the Pretrial Conference(with personal service directly on
chambers). No. reply papers will be considered, and the
motions will be heard at the Pretrial Conference or at such
other time as the Court may direct.
CONFERENCE: A Pretrial Conference
SHALL be held at 2:30
p.m. on February 11,
2020 in Courtroom 1. Not less than
three court days before the Pretrial
Conference, counsel for the government
(1) Serve and file a trial memorandum briefly stating the
legal bases for the charges and the anticipated evidence, and
addressing any evidentiary, procedural or other anticipated
(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). Counsel shall deliver to the Courtroom Deputy
a copy of their proposed jury instructions and email a copy
in Word format to SIPO@cand.uscourts.gov.
(4) Serve and file a proposed form of verdict and proposed
questions for jury voir dire; and,
(5) Serve and file exhibit lists; and serve copies of all
marked exhibits on all parties. Each item
SHALL be pre-marked; generally, the
government SHALL use numbers, the defendant,
letters. The exhibits SHOULD NOT be filed
with the Court, only the exhibit lists must be filed with the
Court. However, counsel shall lodge with the Court two copies
of the exhibits in binders the Friday before trial, for the
Court's use and witnesses use during trial. The original
exhibits admitted by the Court shall be collected by the
Court during trial.
less than three court 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.
SHALL confer in advance and be prepared to
discuss with the Court any anticipated evidentiary objections
and any means for shortening and simplifying the trial (e.g.,
by stipulating to such matters as ...