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Senior Judge Ted Stewart

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)

I. Contact Information:

A. Fax:

(801) 524-6519.

B. E-mail

E-mail regarding scheduling or other case management matters may be sent to the case manager at

C. Telephone:

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
  • Hearings may be requested by written motion or by calling the case manager at (801) 524-6617 or by email at
  • 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

D. Mail:

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 emailed to chambers must be editable and submitted in word processing format, which is a "Save As" option in most word processing software. Proposed orders should not be submitted in .pdf format. The proposed order must be e-mailed to (link sends e-mail). If objections to a proposed order are unresolved, the party objecting should e-mail their objections and that party's proposed revision of the order to (link sends e-mail). All e-mails to the Court shall be copied to all counsel. For further information, see the ECF Procedures Manual.

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:

Standard CIVIL Trial Order  (wpd(word)
Standard CRIMINAL Trial Order (wpd)  (word)
Exhibit/Witness List (pdf)  (wpd)

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.

IX. Courtesy Copies

Judge Stewart does not require courtesy copies of filings.

Updated: 11/17/2022