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Non-dispositive Motion Procedures

Judge William R. Cunningham

  1. All non-dispositive motions will be accepted in my office at any time. The original motion must be filed with the Prothotary's Office and a true and attested copy given to the Court.
  2. All non-dispositve motions shall include the written consent of any party consenting to the relief requested. The motion shall also state whether any Party requests oral argument on the Motion.

Judge Robert A. Sambroak, Jr.

  1. We will start promptly at 9:00 A.M.
  2. Uncontested motions will be addressed first.
  3. Contested motions will follow.
  4. Pro se matters will be handled last.
  5. Motion Court is intended only for minor matters, where the entitlement to relief is clear and, for some reason, the consent of the other party cannot be obtained.
  6. The moving party must be prepared to make a brief and plain statement demonstrating their right to relief.
  7. An Order must accompany the Motion.
  8. Motion Court is not intended for matters requiring substantial testimony.
  9. Matters presenting an "emergency" are not made ripe for Motion Court solely by virtue of their urgent nature. Rather the procedure is to file a Rule to Show Cause seeking a hearing or argument on an expedited basis.
  10. Where both parties have consented to the relief, the Motion may be dropped off in Chambers provided the consent is set forth unequivocally in the Motion or by separate endorsement in the Motion.

Judge Joseph M. Walsh, III


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