Practices & Procedures
Stock Civil Jury Instructions (wpd) (word)
Stock Criminal Jury Instructions (wpd) (word)
Stock Civil Voir Dire (wpd) (word)
Stock Criminal Voir Dire (wpd) (word)
Civil Trial Order (wpd) / (word)
Criminal Trial Order (wpd) / (word)
Exhibit/Witness List (Continuation)
E-mail regarding scheduling or other case management matters may be sent to the case manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone calls to chambers regarding scheduling and procedural matters are permitted.
- Case scheduling please call the case manager at (801) 524-6617 or by E-mail at email@example.com
- Hearings may be requested by written motion or by calling the case manager at (801) 524-6617 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- TRO Hearings will not be set prior to the filing and review of the Motion for a TRO. Absent extraordinary circumstances, Judge Stewart will not set a TRO hearing without allowing a brief opportunity for the opposing counsel to respond. If you seek a hearing without time for opposing counsel to respond, please include the reason in your written motion. The requirements for obtaining an ex parte TRO are set forth in Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(b).
Procedural questions please call the law clerk assigned to the case:
Cases ending with 0, 1, 2, 3 are assigned to the law clerk at (801) 524-6516
Cases ending with 4, 5, 6, 7 are assigned to the law clerk at (801) 524-6609
Cases ending with 8, and 9 and all criminal cases are assigned to the law clerk at (801) 524-6127
Mailing Address: Judge Ted Stewart, 351 S West Temple, Room 10.320, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Copies of correspondence between counsel shall not be sent to the court.
II. Page Limitations:
Page limitations for memoranda are set forth in the Local Rules. Exceptions are rarely granted and only upon a showing of good cause.
III. Proposed Orders
Proposed orders must be submitted in a format compatible with WordPerfect, which is a "Save As" option in most word processing software. Proposed orders should not be submitted in .pdf format. The proposed order shall be e-mailed to email@example.com. If objections to the order are still unresolved, the party objecting should e-mail their objections and that party's proposed revision of the order also to firstname.lastname@example.org. All e-mails to the Court shall be copied to all counsel.
IV. Trial Procedures and Practices
Judge Stewart's Trial Order sets forth his practices and procedures for trial and specifically addresses such trial matters as the form of the Pretrial Order, the Jury Instructions, Voir Dire, Trial Briefs, Motions in Limine, Exhibit and Witness Lists, and Courtroom Conduct:
VI. Jury Instructions
Judge Stewart has stock jury instructions for civil and criminal cases.
[Stock CRIMINAL Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CRIMINAL Instructions (word)]
[Stock CIVIL Instructions (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Instructions (word)]
See Trial Order for procedures re: Jury Instructions.
VII. Voir Dire
Judge Stewart has stock voir dire for civil and criminal cases.
[Stock CIVIL Voir Dire (wpd)] [Stock CIVIL Voir Dire (word)]
[Stock CRIMINAL Voir Dire (wpd)] [Stock CRIMINAL Voir Dire (word)]
See the Trial Order for procedures re: Voir Dire. Absent extraordinary circumstances, Judge Stewart does not use a jury questionnaire.
VIII. Courtroom Equipment
Easels, a TV Monitor and VCR and an electronic evidence presentation system are available. Please call case manager at (801) 524-6617 to arrange for use of electronic evidence presentation system for use at trial.