Division 9 Preferences
Honorable David M. Rudolph
Email Division Nine Clerk
Division Nine will hear status conferences, reports, pre-trial conferences, writs of inquiry, and post-divorce matters on Mondays at 9:00 am, immediately after uncontested divorces, or on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:00 am during jury and non-jury terms.
Division 9 does not have a jury call. A status conference will be held for all Non-Jury and Jury cases. Appearance at the Status Conference is mandatory. All Jury trial dates can be requested through our Readiness Certificate, which can be obtained online, or from the Division 9 clerk, Carlyse Nevels. The procedure is to fill out the Readiness Certificate, file it with the clerk of Division 9, notify the opposing counsel, making them aware of your request. The opposing counsel has 10 days from the filing of the certificate to notify the clerk if they are not ready to go forward, place it on our motion docket for the Judge to make a decision about a trial setting. After 10 days, the Division 9 clerk will send out a court date setting the case for trial.
A Readiness Certificate is available online. However, if you receive a Status Conference notice, your appearance is still required. Status Conference appearances by telephone or email are not acceptable.
ALL REQUESTS FOR CONTINUANCES ARE TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE JUDGE CHILDERS.
MOTIONS, PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES AND JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
A current list of days that motions will not be heard can be found on the voice mail of the Division 9 clerk along with the dates the Judge will be off the bench.
Pre-Trial Conferences will be scheduled by the Division Nine Courtroom Clerk on Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Wrongful Death cases at least 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURT DATE. You will receive a notice in the mail along with the requirements for the pre-trial conference.
ALL UPCOMING TRIALS WILL NOW HAVE A MANDATORY 15 MINUTE PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRIAL DATE SET BY THE COURTS.COMPLEX CASES PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIAL DATE SET BY THE COURTS.Judicial Settlement Conferences: The Division 9 Clerk will notify the attorneys involved in the case by mail of the date of the Judicial Settlement Conference and any submissions required by the judge.
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