Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Honorable Stanley Blumenfeld Jr.

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District Judge

U.S. Courthouse, 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 – Courtroom 6C

Law and Motion Schedule: 

Civil motions are heard on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. If Friday is a court holiday, please pick a different Friday.
Criminal motions are heard on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. If Tueday is a court holiday, please pick a different Tuesday.

Notes:

  • It is not necessary to clear a motion date before filing a motion. Check the website (right column) to see if a motion date is closed.
  • Tentative rulings are typically issued and made available (i) after 2:00 p.m. on the day before the hearing on this website, or (ii) around 30 minutes before the hearing in the courtroom.

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Judge's Procedures: 

Counsel must review and comply with the Court’s relevant Standing Order, which provides information beyond the scope of this website. See Civil Standing Order; Criminal Standing Order. Other standard case orders are found in the next section below.

  • Communications with Chambers: Counsel must not attempt to contact the Court or its Chambers staff by telephone or by any other ex parte means unless contact has been first initiated by Chambers staff. Counsel may contact the courtroom deputy clerk with appropriate inquiries. The preferred method of communication with the courtroom deputy clerk is email. Counsel must copy all parties on any email to the Court or its staff. To facilitate communication with the courtroom deputy clerk, counsel should list their email addresses along with their telephone numbers on all papers.
  • Discovery: All discovery matters are referred to the assigned magistrate judge. All discovery documents must include the words “DISCOVERY MATTER” in the caption to ensure proper routing. Counsel should not deliver Chambers Copies of these documents to Judge Blumenfeld.
  • Ex Parte Applications: A party seeking ex parte relief, including a temporary restraining order, must comply with Local Rule 7-19. The applicant must notify the other party (or parties) that opposing papers are to be filed no later than 48 hours (i.e., two court days) following service. The Court generally will not rule on an ex parte application for at least two court days after the party subject to the requested order has been served, unless service is excused. Opposing counsel should advise the courtroom deputy clerk as soon as possible whether their client intends to oppose the ex parte application. The Court considers ex parte applications on the papers and usually does not set these matters for hearing. The application will not be considered until a Chambers Copy has been provided. Sanctions may be imposed for misuse of ex parte applications.
  • Interpreters: Counsel in civil cases must obtain the services of an interpreter, if one is needed.

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