In federal court when the defendant, files the answer to the complaint, who is responsible to schedule the first court hearing/meeting, the Judge or the Pro se plaintiff ? if it's the Judge how long would they typically take?
Read the local rules of your court for more details on procedures. Also contact the pro se clerk who is there to assist pro se litigants with similar questions.
The answer above is not intended to be legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is intended to be formed by providing the general information. Please consider consulting an attorney licensed to practice in your state for legal advice specific and appropriate to your situation.
You need to contact the judge's clerk if you did not receive the packet that is given to all litigants when they file the case. It will usually explain the information you need about the judge. You can also review the judges notices online at the Central District of CA Court website.
Be ware that there will be early requirements such as the Rule 26 disclosures, the Rule 26(f) meeting and report, etc. Getting dates is only a small part to a lawsuit.
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