The Magistrate Judge assigned to a criminal case conducts the initial appearance, arraignment, and detention hearings in all criminal cases assigned to Judge Brady and enters a scheduling order containing the deadlines for discovery and pretrial motions. After the arraignment, the Court will enter a scheduling order setting the final pre-trial conference and jury trial. The trial is scheduled within the 70-day speedy trial clock.
The Court must schedule several trials each week, with criminal trials taking precedence over civil settings pursuant to the Speedy Trial Act. Judge Brady and her chambers strive to work with counsel to avoid wasted trial preparation, and the Court ordinarily reaches every case on the date scheduled for trial.