Matthew D. Weintraub
Standard Operating Procedures
Judge Weintraub expects the following procedures to be followed with respect to all matters pending before him. The following should be considered “Standing Orders,” which the parties and litigants must follow when practicing or appearing before him. Please review the procedures below, before communicating with the Court.
Contact with Chambers
Counsel should not communicate with Judge Weintraub concerning pending matters unless they have first communicated with opposing counsel and confirmed with them their intention to contact him. Copies of letters or emails should be sent to opposing counsel or party before they are sent to the Court. Counsel seeking a continuance should first seek agreement from the opposing counsel or party before requesting a continuance from the Court. If no agreement is reached, then the opposing counsel or party should receive a copy of the continuance request with sufficient time to respond.
Communications with the Court
Communication with the Court concerning pending matters should be by formal pleadings in the form of petitions and/or motions. However, if all parties and counsel agree, Judge Weintraub will accept other less formal means of communication, including via letter or email. Judge Weintraub’s staff screens correspondence and does not present inappropriate “ex parte” communications to him for consideration. Correspondence to the Court should confirm that the communication is being shared with the other attorneys or parties to the action. The Court will accept communications by letter or email, provided the other party has had an opportunity to review it, and to respond. The Court's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence should confirm that any direct communication with the Court complies with these procedures.
When the parties agree that they have an issue which may be resolved via a conference with Judge Weintraub in person, by videoconference, or telephone, he will do his best to accommodate the parties.