Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall

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District Judge

First Street Courthouse

350 W. 1st Street, Courtroom # 8B​, 8th Floor

Los Angeles, California 90012

Law and Motion Schedule: 

MOTIONS: Tuesday at  10:00 A.M. 

  • It is unnecessary to clear a motion hearing date with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk prior to filing a motion.

DISCOVERY:  All discovery motions are to be calendared before the Magistrate Judge assigned to the case. 

 

Judges' Procedures: 
  • Procedures for filing an EXPARTE Application: Counsel shall comply with Local Rule 7-19 and 7-19.1. Ex Parte Application shall stand submitted until further order of Court. Counsel are to alert the Courtroom Deputy by email or by phone when you file an exparte that affects a hearing date.
  • To request a continuance of any scheduled court proceeding: The party(ies) must make the request in writing by either submitting a stipulation or ex parte application with a proposed order for the Court's signature; usually on a Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  Do your best to submit the stipulation at least 3 days before the set hearing date. 
  • Are counsel allowed to contact the Judge's law clerks or secretary? No.  All oral and written communication must be submitted to the Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Valencia R. Vallery with copies to all counsel of record.
  • Calendar conflicts (procedures for attorneys to follow if they have a calendar conflict): If a date is set by the Judge in court, counsel must advise the Judge at that time of any conflicts. If the conflict arises later, for instance, just prior to a hearing, counsel must advise the Courtroom Deputy Clerk by telephone or email. (Priority at the hearing can be arranged or the matter put at the end of the calendar, but without a written stipulation/ex parte application and an order signed by the Judge, counsel must appear or risk being held in contempt.)
  • Procedures for bringing electronic equipment into the courtroom: Counsel should contact the Courtroom Deputy Clerk no later than two weeks prior to the first day of trial. No equipment will be permitted without prior approval of Court. For information regarding ELMO reservations and/or training, please refer to the Court website Presenting Evidence. Alternatively, you may contact the Courtroom Technology Help Desk at 213-894-3061. A REMINDER THAT ITS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COUNSEL TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE COURT'S AUDIO EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRIAL. Arrangements for bringing voluminous exhibits into the courtroom can also be made through the Courtroom Deputy Clerk.
  • For general information on how to order a transcript of any reported or digitally recorded proceeding, please contact 213-894-3015 or visit the court website (www.cacd.uscourts.gov) section referring to Court Reporter/Recorder Transcripts. If you require an estimate of cost for the preparation of a transcript, contact the court reporter/recorder for the desired proceeding.
    To determine the court reporter/recorder for a particular proceeding, go to the Court Reporter Schedule web page and click on View by Date. Once you've determined the correct court reporter/recorder for the desired session, click on Court Reporter Phone and Email List for contact information.
  • Questions regarding law clerk/extern positions shall be directed to the Judge's Judicial Assistant, Amy Emi, at 213-894-6314.
  • Trial Preparation:
    • Court hours: 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 p.m., without lunch; or 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated at the Pre-Trial Conference
      Exhibits: Two (2) sets (ORIGINAL and BENCH COPY) are to be submitted to the Courtroom Deputy Clerk on the first day of trial and marked pursuant to the Local Rule   16-6.  The ORIGINAL set should be placed in a 3-ring binder, with numbered tabs, and volume numbers identified on the outside spine of the exhibit book. Each exhibit for the BENCH COPY shall be placed in a marked folder with the exhibit tag on the exhibit at the lower righthand side, as not to obstruct the exhibit. 
    • Jury instructions: To be submitted in the form and time frames in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and the Local Rules; counsel need submit substantive instructions only.
    • Verdict forms: The court clerk prepares the verdict form in criminal cases; in civil cases the plaintiff submits the proposed verdict form in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules.
    • Other: The parties shall come to Court fully prepared, with the two sets of exhibits as described above; and also with (3) three clean copies of their Witness Lists and (3)three clean copies of the Joint Exhibit List, all which shall be given to the Courtroom Deputy Clerk before the commencement of trial.
  • Procedures for obtaining the services of an interpreter on a civil case: The party must hire a certified Federal Court interpreter, whether it be done through the Court's Interpreter's Section, or from some outside source.
  • Procedures for filing PROTECTED MATERIAL. Parties are to comply with Civil Local Rule 79-5 if they seek to file under seal any protected material. Counsel are reminded that the parties must explain what, if anything, is confidential in the documents seeking to be filed under seal. The parties applications shall list out the specific documents they wish to file under seal with supporting legal authority(i.e., rule, statue and/or case law).

Orders & Additional Documents