PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE ORDER FORM IN THE
LOCAL RULES FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Following Pre-Trial proceedings, pursuant to Rule 16, F.R. Civ.P.and Local
Rule 9, IT IS ORDERED:
1. The parties are:(list)
Each of these parties has been served and has appeared. All other parties
named in the pleadings and not identified in the preceding paragraph are
The pleadings which raise the issues are: (list)
2. Federal jurisdiction and venue are invoked upon the grounds: (Concise
statement of facts necessary to confer federal jurisdiction and venue.
State whether the facts requisite to federal jurisdiction are denied or
3. The trial is estimated to take _____ trial days.
(Where counsel cannot agree set forth each side's estimate.)
4. The trial is to be a jury (non-jury) trial.
(If a jury trial add):
At least one week prior to the trial date counsel shall deliver to the
Court and opposing counsel: (a) proposed jury instructions as required
by Local Rule 13.2 and (b) any special instructions requested to be put
to prospective jurors on voir dire.
(If non-jury trial add):
At least one week prior to the trial date each counsel shall submit to
the Court and opposing counsel the findings of fact and conclusions of
law the party expects the Court to make upon proof at the time of trial
as required by Local Rule 13.5.
5. The following facts are admitted and require no proof (set forth admitted
6. The following facts, though stipulated, shall be without prejudice to
any evidentiary objection: (set forth facts not to be contested though
7. The following issues of facts, and no others, remain to be litigated
at the trial: (set forth facts to be litigated).
(State only ultimate facts. Only facts susceptible to conflicting proof
should be within this category.)
8. The following issues of law, and no others, remain to be litigated at
the trial: (set forth issues of law.)
(N.B. Counsel are urged to reach agreement as to the issues of fact and
law and how to state them. Where agreement is impossible, the Pre-Trial
Conference Orders should set forth the proposed issues with the parenthetical
notation as to which party wishes so stated and which party disagrees.
Separate proposed pretrial conference orders will not be accepted. Issues
in third-party pleadings should be stated separately and so identified.)
9. All discovery is complete. (If discovery is not complete only that discovery
reserved in the Pre-Trial Conference Order will be allowed.)
10. The Joint Exhibit List of the parties has been filed herewith under
separate cover as required by Local Rule 9.7. All exhibits may be admitted
without objection, except those exhibits listed below:
Plaintiff objects to Exhibit Nos. ______
Defendant objects to Exhibit Nos.______
The objections are separately stated and attached hereto.
11. Witness lists of the parties have heretofore been filed with the Court.
(Except for good cause shown only the witness identified in the lists will
be permitted to testify (other than for impeachment or rebuttal.)
12. Each party intending to present evidence by way of deposition testimony
has marked such depositions in accordance with Local Rule 9.4.9. For this
purpose, the following depositions have been lodged with the Clerk as required
by Local Rule 8.1.2: (list)
13. The following law and motion matters are pending or contemplated: (state
"none" or list)
14. Bifurcation of the following issues for trial is ordered.
(State "none" or identify those issues to tried at the first
trial and those to be tried later.)
15. The foregoing admissions having been made by the parties, and the parties
having specified the foregoing issues of fact and law remaining to be litigated,
this Pre-Trial Conference Order shall supercede the pleadings and govern
the course of the trial of this cause, unless modified to prevent manifest
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Approved as to form and content.
Attorney for Plaintiff
Attorney for Defendant