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JUDGE CLARK WADDOUPS

Practices & Procedures

Stock CIVIL Jury Pretrial Order (wpd) / Stock CIVIL Jury Pretrial Order (word)
Stock CIVIL Bench Pretrial Order (wpd) / Stock CIVIL Bench Pretrial Order(word)
Stock CRIMINAL Pretrial Order (wpd) / Stock CRIMINAL Pretrial Order (word)
Stock CIVIL Jury Instructions (wpd) / Stock CIVIL Jury Instructions (word)
Stock CIVIL Preliminary Instructions (wpd) / Stock CIVIL Preliminary Instructions (word)
Stock CRIMINAL Jury Instructions (wpd) / Stock CRIMINAL Jury Instructions (word)
Stock CRIMINAL Preliminary Instructions (wpd) / Stock CRIMINAL Preliminary Instructions (word)
Stock Voir Dire (wpd) / Stock Voir Dire (word)

I. Chambers Contact Information

Scheduling Clerk/Case Manager: Adriane Wright, 801-524-6600
Law Clerk for cases ending in Odd Numbers: Tobi Potestio, 801-524-6601
Law Clerk for cases ending in Even Numbers, including cases ending in 0: John Fowles, 801-524-6603
Court Reporters: Laura Robinson, Karen Murakami, 801-328-4800
Fax: 801-526-6519

Questions about procedural and courtroom practice may be addressed to chambers staff. They may not respond to substantive questions.

Chambers Email Address: utdecf_waddoups@utd.uscourts.gov

II. Proposed Orders:

In addition to attaching a copy of the order to the motion, a copy of all proposed orders must be directly e-mailed to chambers at the following address: utdecf_waddoups@utd.uscourts.gov. Proposed orders e-mailed to chambers must be editable and submitted in either WordPerfect or Word format.

For further information see CM/ECF Administrative Procedures II. G.

III. Dispositive Motions

Courtesy copies of all dispositive motions, memoranda and exhibits are to be provided to chambers at the time of filing or no later than the conclusion of briefing.

IV. Exhibits

If exhibits to any filing exceed twenty (20) documents and/or are voluminous in nature, counsel are instructed to provide an index of the exhibits (which should be attached to the filing) and, if possible, provide a CD containing a searchable version of those exhibits. See DUCivR 56-1 for requirements for motions for summary judgment.

All exhibits counsel anticipate will be used at trial are to be pre-marked and presented to the court in both hard copy and electronic media. The acceptable electronic formats are pdf, jpeg, wma or wmv. At the commencement of trial an electronic copy of the exhibit list and an electronic copy of each exhibit will be submitted to the Courtroom Deputy to manage and track the exhibits offered and received at trial.

V. Pretrial Orders

Ninety (90) days prior to trial in civil cases and 45 days prior to a criminal trial, the Court will issue a Pretrial Order explaining the Court's trial procedures and setting deadlines for the filing of motions in limine, proposed voir dire, and proposed jury instructions.

The stock pretrial orders for both civil and criminal trials are linked below.

[Stock CIVIL Jury Pretrial Order (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Jury Pretrial Order (word)]
[Stock CIVIL Bench Pretrial Order (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Bench Pretrial Order(word)]
[Stock CRIMINAL Pretrial Order (wpd)] [Stock CRIMINAL Pretrial Order (word)]

VI. Stock Voir Dire and Jury Instructions

To aid counsel in preparing for trial, the Court's stock jury instructions and voir dire questions for civil and criminal cases are linked below.

[Stock CIVIL General Jury Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Jury General Instructions (word)]
[Stock CIVIL Preliminary Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Preliminary Instructions (word)]

[Stock CRIMINAL General Jury Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CRIMINAL Jury General Instructions (word)]
[Stock CRIMINAL Preliminary Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CRIMINAL Preliminary Instructions (word)]

[Stock Voir Dire (wpd)] [Stock Voir Dire (word)]

VII. Telephone Appearance Procedures:

Telephonic appearances are allowed in all matters before Judge Clark Waddoups with the exceptions of Trials and Evidentiary hearings (all counsel and all witnesses must appear in person unless approved by the Court in advance for good cause shown) and such other matters a designated by the Court as requiring a personal appearance.

Counsel who wish to appear telephonically should contact the Court's case manager, Adriane Wright, at 801-524-6600 to make arrangements for their appearance.

VIII. Courtroom Equipment:

Easels, projection screen, television monitor, DVD player, document camera (ELMO)

Last Updated: 06/04/2014