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Rule 12-10. Rules for Box Butte, Dawes, Grant, Morrill, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties

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   A. Trial Sessions. Unless otherwise determined by the court, trials will be held beginning the first Monday in:

 

Box Butte County:

February, May, August & November.

Dawes County:

April, August & December.

Grant County:

As necessary.

Morrill County:

March, June, September & October.

Sheridan County:

March, July & November.

Sioux County:

As necessary.

   B. Trial Calendars and Scheduling.
 

   The clerk of court in each county will keep, in the order of their filing, three lists of cases scheduled for trial at the next session: the first for criminal jury trials, the second for civil jury trials, and the third for trials to the court. Cases are entitled to be tried and pre-tried in that order, unless otherwise ordered by the judge assigned to the case. Criminal cases and civil nonjury cases may be exempted by order of the court from pre-trial rules.

   The order of trial shall be determined by the court. Where possible, cases will be set for a date certain at pre-trial or at the motion day before the term begins. Otherwise, counsel must observe the assignment of cases on the schedule, keep informed of the progress of trials, and as cases are reached, appear and proceed with trial. Plea agreements and jury trial waivers in criminal cases will not be accepted after the last motion day preceding the trial session, except for good cause shown.

   C. Pre-trial Conference Scheduling. Unless otherwise specially set, pre-trial conferences for all cases will be held the Monday 3 weeks before the appropriate trial session.

   D. Motion Days. Unless otherwise determined by the court, motion days will be held each month, as follows:

 

Box Butte County:

Second and fourth Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Dawes County:

First and Third Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Morrill County:

Second and Fourth Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

Sheridan County:

First and Third Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Sioux County:

Third Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

   E. Domestic Relations Day.
 

Box Butte County:

Fourth Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

   F. Exceptions. The court will change any hour, day, or date when legal holidays interfere or as may be required to expedite the administration of justice.

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