Judge Alonso will not be hearing motions December 23, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Judge Alonso has reinstated the requirement that all motions must be noticed in accordance with Local Rule 5.3(b), despite suspension of that Rule by General Order 21-0027. Noticed motions will initially appear on the calendar as in-person hearings, but will be changed to phone conferences by subsequent minute order.
The Court will rule on any motions prior to the presentment date if appropriate.
Judge Alonso will be hearing motions on the following dates:
December 3, 6, 8, 9, 14, 20, 22 at 9:30 a.m.
January 3, 5, 6, 11, 14, 19, 20, 25, 28, 31 at 9:30 a.m.
February 2, 3, 8, 11, 14, 16, 17, 22, 25, 28 at 9:30 a.m.
March, 2, 3, 8, 11, 14, 16, 17, 22, 25, 28, 30, 31 at 9:30 a.m.
The BEST way to contact Judge Alonso's courtroom deputy, Lesley Fairley, is to send her an email at email@example.com.
Parties requesting to change a previously-set hearing before Judge Alonso may jointly email Lesley Fairley at firstname.lastname@example.org with agreed upon dates. Hearing dates may not be changed by telephone. The email shall be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day before the hearing. A motion will need to be filed if the hearing date has been reset more than once or if the request is not agreed to by all parties to the case.
Parties who appear in court on a matter whether set for a status or motion hearing shall be prepared to argue any motions pending in the case.
Judge Alonso requires a courtesy copy of any document electronically filed except for answers agreed/joint/unopposed motions stipulations notices of voluntary dismissal corporate disclosure statements attorney appearances and motions to appear pro hac vice. Courtesy copies should be delivered to Judge Alonso's courtroom deputy in Room 1908 within 24 hours of filing. Please do not bring courtesy copies to chambers. Courtesy copies do not need to be delivered in an envelope unless the filing contains under-seal material. The court prefers courtesy copies printed after the document has been filed with the CM/ECF header stamp on it. Courtesy copies must be bound on the left side (e.g. stapled, spiral bound) with protruding tabs for exhibits.
Motions must be noticed for a date certain. Judge Alonso’s main web page will list any dates on which he is not hearing motions. The court will hold hearings on civil motions (except for emergency motions) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The court will hold hearings on criminal motions (except for emergency motions) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Motions noticed for a given day must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. Joint uncontested and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and the body of the motion. Counsel shall not respond to motions by correspondence with the court.