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Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann: Change of Plea Hearings

Plea agreements are to be filed by the final pretrial conference.

Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann usually refers change of plea hearings to the magistrate for a report and recommendation. If there are no objections and Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann accepts the report and recommendation and adjudges the defendant guilty, a scheduling order setting the telephone final pretrial conference and jury trial dates is issued. Plea Agreements should be filed with the Court on or before the date of the telephone final pretrial conference.