How do I present a civil motion ex parte? There are three options:
1. By Mail: You can mail or deliver your motion to the Clerk's Office and a judge will review it in their office. Do not use this method if you are in a hurry. Send to the Clerk's Office:
1. $30 per order,
2. the paperwork (motion and proposed order) that you want the judge to review,
3. a second copy of the order that you want mailed back to you, and
4. a self-addressed stamped envelope.
2. At the Main Campus Courthouse: There is a court calendar at 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. You do not need to schedule the hearing ahead of time, just walk into the courtroom promptly at 4:15 p.m. This calendar is only for civil ex parte motions, and for protected parties' motions regarding criminal domestic-violence orders. All other criminal ex parte motions need to be presented at the criminal ex parte calendar. All Family and Juvenile Court ex parte matter need to be presented at Family and Juvenile Court.
3. Before the assigned judge's civil motion calendar: If the judge has time, he or she may call for ex parte motions before hearing cases that were scheduled.
How do I present a motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in a civil case that is not family law?
Civil TRO motions can be scheduled on the assigned judge's civil motion calendar. They can also be presented for initial review at the main campus ex parte calendar. Do not schedule a hearing for ex parte or deliver judges' copies ahead of time. The judicial officer will decide whether to rule on the motion quickly at the ex parte calendar, or refer the matter to the assigned judge.