WHISTLESTOP, By MILES LANG

I am pleased to be serving the Ventura County legal community as the new Civil Case Management Attorney for the Superior Court in Department 22B. I will be continuing Jeanne Flaherty’s “Whistlestop” to update you about civil case management issues that are arising in Courtroom 22B.

To begin, I would like to remind all counsel of the 22B policies effective February 4, 2013. These policies aid in the management of the 50+ cases per day on the 22B calendar, and your consideration is appreciated.

Courtroom doors are unlocked by 8:05 a.m. for the 22B calendar.

Appearances are taken in the order of check-in (first-come, first-served).

Required for attorney check-in: one business card with the calendar number of your case and whom you represent. Have this ready before checking in. The calendar is posted outside the courtroom for this purpose.

Avoid sanctions: If you do not see your case on the calendar list, double-check the list. Cases are typically listed in order of case number, not by name.

Check-ins after 8:15 a.m. will be placed on “second call” to be heard after the telephonic appearances.

Only three requests for priority will be granted. No priority requests will be considered after 8:15 a.m.

Do not approach the clerk while court is in session. Do not approach the clerk after the 8:15 check-in without checking with the bailiff first. These rules apply to CourtCall appearances as well as in-person appearances.

Miles Lang is the Ventura Superior Courts Civil Case Management Attorney

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