Honorable Jean P. Rosenbluth

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Magistrate Judge

Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 255 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012, Courtroom 880​, 8th Floor 


Law and Motion Schedule: 
  1. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, civil motions are heard on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. It is not necessary to clear a motion date with the Court’s clerk prior to filing the motion, although the Court reserves the right to sua sponte continue motions or decide them on the papers without oral argument. All hearings and settlement conferences will be held in person in the courtroom unless the Court specifically sets a remote hearing.  If a hearing is set to take place by Zoom, the only people who may appear are parties and their counsel.  Anyone else interested in listening in may do so by telephone only.  Telephonic appearances by anyone who will be speaking at the hearing are strongly disfavored and rarely allowed absent exceptional circumstances.  If the parties' arguments as to one discovery request are identical to those for an earlier one in dispute, they may simply so indicate rather than repeating the argument verbatim.
  2. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, settlement conferences will be held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in Los Angeles.  Absent a good reason why they are unable to do so, counsel must contact the Court at least six weeks in advance of the settlement-conference deadline to schedule a date for the conference. All parties are expected to attend in person unless the Court expressly gives permission for them not to. Counsel must contact the Court’s clerk to schedule a settlement conference after the filing of the ADR-01 form: Settlement Procedure Selection - Notice, Request and Order or Order from the District Judge assigned. The Court does not permit telephonic appearances for settlement conferences absent exceptional circumstances.
Judge's Procedures: 
  1. ​Discovery motions are to be calendared before the magistrate judge unless otherwise ordered by the district judge. Strict compliance with Local Rule 37 is required except that Judge Rosenbluth permits supplemental memoranda to be filed seven days in advance of the hearing, not the 14 days mandated by Local Rule 37-2.3.
  2. If there is a tentative ruling, it will be provided to counsel at the time counsel check in with the Court’s clerk.
  3. Procedures for filing an ex parte application: Strict compliance with Local Rule 7-19 and 7-19.1 are required. An ex parte application is usually considered on the papers only. If the application is opposed, opposition papers should be filed by 4:00 p.m. the next business day following service of the application. In most cases, the Court will wait until that time before ruling. If needed, the Court will schedule a hearing. Discovery disputes should generally not be brought to the Court’s attention in an ex parte application.
  4. When no reporter cite is available for a case, parties should cite to Westlaw instead of Lexis.
  5. Continuances of any scheduled court proceeding will be granted only on a showing of good cause. To request a continuance, the parties should submit a signed stipulation and proposed order. If opposing counsel will not agree to a continuance, the request should be made by ex parte application.
  6. Counsel are not allowed to call chambers or the Court’s law clerks unless specifically directed to do so by the Court or the Court’s clerk.
  7. Calls will not be returned regarding the status of a motion, stipulation, or proposed order. Counsel should check the docket sheet to ascertain the status.
  8. In the event of calendar conflicts, counsel should immediately advise the Court’s clerk telephonically and attempt to secure other counsel’s agreement to stipulate to a new date.
  9. Counsel should contact the Court’s clerk prior to bringing electronic equipment into the courtroom. The clerk will inform counsel of the appropriate procedures. The use of ELMO (Electronic Visual Evidence Presenter) is available to all counsel. Please notify the Court’s clerk, Beatriz Martinez, at 213-894-5369 at least five (5) working days prior to the hearing if you wish to use this system.
  10. To order an audiotape or transcript -
    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.
  11. It is the responsibility of the parties to obtain the services of an interpreter on a civil case if one is needed.
  12. Other information:
    The Court does not permit special appearances. Counsel of record shall appear at all court proceedings.
  13. Under-seal and in camera filings: The parties must comply with Local Rule 79-5 and 79-6, respectively
  14. Criminal E-Filing Pilot Project Requirements
    -- In accordance with General Order 19-01, Criminal Duty Matters Electronic Filing Pilot Project, counsel are directed to email documents to: JPR_CrimDuty@cacd.uscourts.gov The following practices must also be followed: 
    a) Chambers copies must include the CM/ECF header showing that the documents being submitted for signature have been e-filed. Judge Rosenbluth does not review emailed or other drafts of documents. 
    b) Chambers copies must be clipped and not stapled. 
    c) Conformed copies will be given only upon request and will be made using a copy brought by the agent. No copies will be printed for conforming.