Answers to frequently asked questions about calendaring
Q: How are expedited hearings and trials set?
A: Expedited hearings and trials must be approved by the presiding judge. When a Declaration of Readiness to Proceed (DOR) to Expedited hearing is filed, the request is sent to a special queue to be manually set by the district office calendar clerk once it has been approved by the presiding judge.
Q: The OCR DOR form does not have a place in which to request a hearing at a satellite hearing location. How can I file a DOR for a hearing at a satellite location?
A: Submit the DOR to the assigned district office, along with an attachment to the form specifying that the case is to be set in a particular satellite office.
Q: In the past, original medical reports and records were brought into court for hearings. Is this no longer the case? I was told not to submit any originals as they would be shredded.
A: Keep originals in your files because OCR documents are destroyed after scanning. A first-generation copy of the original is acceptable for filing. A document separator sheet must precede each medical report.