AB Divisional News


Effective January 22, 2019, Judge J Keyser will preside over Division AB (due to the retirement of Judge Peter Blanc).

Please note - Division AB Instructions will remain the same, with the following exceptions: 

Beginning February 4, 2019, Uniform Motion Calendar will be held Monday through Thursday at 8:45 a.m.  *****COUNSEL FOR MOVING PARTY IS REQUIRED TO BRING A BLANK PROPOSED ORDER TO THE HEARING****

Division AB does not communicate via the CAD box nor accept submittals via e-mail, unless specifically authorized by the Judge or JA.  Proposed Orders may be submitted via JVS, regular mail or hand delivery.  Copies of motions, case law, etc. for special set hearings may be sent via regular mail, hand delivery or overnight delivery only.

Beginning February 25, 2019, Division AB will utilize Court Call for telephone attendance at hearings.  See additional details on the Divisional Instructions page. 

See below for information regarding scheduling of hearings. ALL OTHER DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS PAGE(Look to the right.)

Scheduling of Hearings

PLEASE NOTE:  Whether scheduling a UMC hearing or a special set hearing, A COPY OF THE MOTION, ALONG WITH A COPY OF THE NOTICE/ORDER SETTING MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE JUDGE'S OFFICE via regular mail or hand delivery. 

This division uses online scheduling for all hearings (including Uniform Motion Calendar). 15-minute and 30-minute special set motions are set by ORDER (see "Divisional Forms & Orders"). Each case may take only one time slot per day. For hearings requiring more than 30 minutes, please see "Divisional Instructions".

 Online Scheduling

All pretrial motions, including Motions in Limine, shall be scheduled in the ordinary course to be heard prior to calendar call. Please note that due to the volume of cases in this division, it usually takes approximately 60 days to get a special set hearing. Please plan accordingly.

Beginning February 4, 2019, UMC hearings will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8:45 A.M. and are scheduled online. A copy of the notice of hearing and motion should be MAILED or HAND-DELIVERED to Judge Keyser in advance of the hearing. Division AB does not accept these items by e-mail. The attorney shall bring a proposed Order to submit to the Court at the time of hearing.

Please see "Divisional Instructions" for further information.