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Judge Leichty: Scheduling

For all indicted cases assigned to Judge Leichty, the magistrate judge will conduct the initial appearance, arraignment, and detention hearings. Typically, the magistrate judge will enter the court’s standard scheduling order setting the deadlines for discovery, experts, disclosures, pretrial motions, trial submissions, and trial. The trial is generally scheduled 45 to 60 days from arraignment. If counsel files a notice of complex case before the arraignment, a hearing will be set before Judge Leichty to set trial. Judge Leichty must schedule several trials each week, with criminal trials taking precedence over civil settings pursuant to the Speedy Trial Act. Judge Leichty and his chambers strive to work with counsel to avoid wasted trial preparation and to begin each case on the date scheduled for trial.