Practices & Procedures
A. Telephone Calls:
Calls to chambers regarding scheduling and procedural matters are permitted. For case scheduling, please call the case manager/judicial assistant at
(801) 524-6507 or by email at Kathleen_Smith@utd.uscourts.gov.
For procedural questions please call the law clerk assigned to the case:
For odd-numbered cases: Law Clerk, Joe Gatton at (801) 524-6168 or by email at Joseph_Gatton@utd.uscourts.gov.
For even-numbered cases: Law Clerk, Jocelyn Sitton at (801) 524-6144 or by email at Jocelyn_Sitton@utd.uscourts.gov.
Faxes to chambers (other than pleadings) are permitted. Copies should be faxed to all interested parties or counsel.
Email regarding scheduling or other case management matters may be sent to the case manager/judicial assistant at Kathleen_Smith@utd.uscourts.gov. Proposed orders may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Except in rare circumstances, opposing counsel should be copied on all email correspondence with chambers.
Mailing Address: Judge Bruce S. Jenkins, 351 S. West Temple, Room 10.240, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.
E. Scheduling and Calendar Matters:
All matters are scheduled by the court. Modifications to any hearing date should be stipulated, and requested by joint filing or e-mail to email@example.com. Counsel may also request a modification by phone call to the case manager/judicial assistant at (801) 524-6507 provided all counsel are on the call.
Our hearings are usually held in Courtroom 7.200, on the 7th floor.
For information regarding the docketing on Judge Jenkins’ cases, call Kim Forsgren at (801) 524-6113 or by email at Kim_Forsgren@utd.uscourts.gov.
H. Procedural Questions:
Consult the federal rules and court’s local rules. If questions remain, contact chambers.
I. Proposed Orders:
In addition to attaching a copy of the order to the motion, a copy of all proposed orders must be directly emailed to chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposed orders emailed to chambers must be editable and in MS Word format. For further information, see CM/ECF Administrative Procedures.
Proposed orders should include the following signature line:
BY THE COURT:
BRUCE S. JENKINS
United States Senior District Judge
J. Courtesy Copies (over 50-pages):
Courtesy copies of all dispositive motions, memoranda and exhibits over 50-pages are to be provided to chambers at the time of filing.
Transcripts of hearing and trials may be ordered directly from the court reporter(s) assigned to cover the proceeding. Please consult the minute entry for the specific proceeding, which lists the name(s) of the reporter(s) involved.
Scheduling conferences, status conferences, all motions, and pretrial conferences are handled by the Judge, usually in open court after notice.
A. Status and Scheduling Conferences:
Initial status & scheduling conferences, other status conferences, pretrial conferences and all motions are heard in open court and on the record.
B. Final Pretrial Conferences:
A final pretrial conference is held in open court in every civil case awaiting trial, at which time a firm trial date is set. Judge Jenkins requires the submission of an agreed form of proposed pretrial order signed by all counsel and containing a statement of triable issues, a complete roster of witnesses and exhibits; and requires the attendance of trial counsel at pretrial, prepared to talk issues, theory, authority, and facts.
Judge Jenkins begins trial at 10:00 a.m. and usually runs until 5:00 p.m. There is usually one break in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
In jury trials, the court conducts the voir dire. Supplemental questions will be considered by the court, and submitted as per the local rules. See DUCivR 47.
Judge Jenkins permits requested jury instructions to be submitted via email in electronic format (MS Word or WordPerfect), provided that one original copy, numbered and with citations, is filed in paper form or e-filed in .pdf format as "[Plaintiff's/Defendant's"] Requested Jury Instructions." See DUCivR 51 and CM/ECF Administrative Procedures, Part II.G.1.
The court expects counsel to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. See also DUCivR 43-1(a).
Easels, a TV Monitor and VCR and an electronic evidence presentation system are available. Please call the courtroom deputy, Kim Forsgren at (801) 524-6113 to arrange for use of the courtroom equipment.