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Rule 7-7. Civil, Criminal, and Domestic Relations Dockets

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   All pretrial and posttrial motions shall be heard on the next succeeding regularly scheduled civil motion day (established annually by order of the court) following expiration of 10 days after filing.

   A. Civil Motion Calendar: The clerk of the district court shall maintain a Motion Calendar showing all such motions and shall mail a copy of the current portion of the Motion Calendar to the district judge then presiding, to each attorney of record, and to each party appearing pro se, having such motions assigned for hearing at least 1 week before such motion day. Counsel shall not be required to appear personally at the motion hearing. Counsel electing not to appear personally may provide the court with a written memorandum of authority in support of or opposition to the motion at least 3 days prior to the hearing date.

   B. Criminal Calendar: The clerk of the district court shall maintain a Criminal Calendar showing all criminal matters and scheduling the same for hearing on the first Criminal Day after the filing thereof or as ordered by the court. All domestic abuse protection order matters shall also be set for hearing on the Criminal Calendar.
   The clerk of the district court shall mail a copy of the current portion of the Criminal Calendar to the district judge then presiding, to each attorney of record, and to each party appearing pro se, having a case assigned for hearing, at least 1 week before such Criminal Day.

   C. Domestic Relations Calendar: The clerk of the district court shall maintain a Domestic Relations Calendar showing all domestic relations matters and scheduling the same for hearing on the first Domestic Relations Day after the expiration of 60 days from the perfecting of service; provided, applications for modification shall be set for hearing on the first Domestic Relations Day after the expiration of 30 days from the perfecting of service; provided further, contempt proceedings shall be set for hearing on the first Domestic Relations Day after the expiration of 14 days from the filing thereof.

   The clerk of the district court shall mail a copy of the current portion of the Domestic Relations Calendar to the district judge then presiding, to each attorney of record, and to each party appearing pro se having a case assigned for hearing, at least 1 week before such Domestic Relations Day.

   The regularly scheduled motion day shall be the Criminal Day and Domestic Relations Day in Antelope, Cuming, Pierce, Stanton, Knox, and Wayne Counties, and the Domestic Relations Day and Criminal Day shall be as annually ordered by the court in Madison County.

   The parties to a domestic relations action involving permanent custody or permanent visitation shall complete a court-approved parenting education course pursuant to the Order and Policy established by the Court and maintained on file with the Clerk.

Adopted effective September 22, 1995; amended December 20, 2002.

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