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: 

​Civil motions are heard: Every TUESDAY; call Civil Intake at 213-894-3535 to check for dates. Time: 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Trial Conferences are heard on MONDAYS as set by the Court. Time: 2:30 P.M.
(If Monday is a holiday, Pre-Trial Conference date is: Next available Monday or as set by the Court.)
Criminal motions are heard on: TUESDAY. Time: 10:00 A.M.

  • Discovery motions are to be noticed with the Magistrate Judge.
  • Are tentative rulings issued? Not prior to the hearing.
  • 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 inquiries of any nature are to be directed to the Courtroom Deputy Clerk.
  • Inquiries regarding the status of a motion, stipulation or proposed order: Are to be made to the court clerk.
  • 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 court 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: None is allowed without prior approval of Court; contact the court clerk.
    For information regarding ELMO reservations and/or training, please visit the court website (www.cacd.uscourts.gov) section referring to Courtroom Technology. Alternatively, you may contact the Courtroom Technology Help Desk at 213-894-3061.
    If approved, counsel may contact the Space & Facilities Help Desk at (213) 894-1400 to make arrangements with the U. S. Marshal’s Office on how and when to bring the equipment into the building via the public entrances or loading dock if vehicle access is needed. Arrangements for bringing voluminous exhibits into the courtroom can also be made through the S&F Help Desk. (Please note that prior to calling Space & Facilities to set up an appointment, counsel shall contact the Court Clerk by email to arrange for a date and time for the delivery into the courtroom of the equipment or the voluminous exhibits.)
  • 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
      Exhibit preparation: Counsel bring 3 sets of all exhibits, marked pursuant to the Local Rules. 2 sets in binders and the ORIGINAL set in a box. Each paper exhibit 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 three sets of exhibits as described above; and also with three clean copies of their witness lists and three clean copies of their exhibit lists, all which shall be given to the court 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