Judge Kristin Bays
(1) PENDING MOTIONS:
If it has been more than 7 days since a motion's submission or hearing
and you have received no ruling,
please email one of the Coordinators
(give them the cause number and matter for which you need a ruling).
Judge Bays' goal is to consider and rule on all such matters
within 2 business days of the submission/hearing.
(2) SUBMISSION/ANCILLARY DOCKETS:
Submission Dockets are Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
The following must be scheduled on a submission docket:
• Motions for Summary Judgment
• Special Exceptions
• Motions to Withdraw*
* Submission notice MUST be served on the client.
Ancillary Dockets are held on Fridays in one-hour intervals from
9:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 4:30.
Please call or email to set a case on these dockets.
Please do not send a notice of submission or hearing
without prior confirmation from the Court.
(3) MATTERS WHICH DO NOT NEED TO BE SET:
The following types of motions do not need to be set:
• Motions for Substituted Service
• Agreed Final Judgments
• Motions for Default Judgment*
*These motions do not need to be set for submission.
If there are unliquidated damages, please set an oral hearing
on those damages at the time you file the motion.
The Court requires no notice to the defaulting party about such a hearing.