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Pursuing the Judge's Guidance Outside of Conferences

Gain an understanding on what the appropriate communication should be when outside of conferences.

With over 30 years of combined experience as Magistrate Judges in the Northern District of California, Hon. Maria-Elena James and Hon. Nandor Vadas provide insight into communicating with Chambers from a perspective of having seen it all. Generally speaking, the answer to the question, Should I communicate with the Judge outside of Conference?; will be No. But Judge James and Judge Vadas will provide guidelines on appropriate subjects, along with plenty of colorful background on when not to seek Ex Parte contact.

88 minutes
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Agenda

Observing Local Rules

ABA Rule 2.9 Ex Parte Communications

Work Arounds

Appropriate Areas for Ex Parte Contact With Chambers

Scheduling Communications

Settlement Conferences and Mediations

Post-Settlement Conference/Mediation Contact

Discovery Rules

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on March 15, 2019.

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  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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Maria-Elena James

Maria-Elena James

ADR SERVICES, Inc.

Hon. Maria-Elena James

  • Served on the bench for a remarkable thirty years, first as a Civil and Family Law Commissioner with the San Francisco Superior Court, and later for twenty-four years as a United States Magistrate Judge with the Northern District of California
  • Further served as the Chief Magistrate Judge of the Northern District for three years
  • In 2010, she was honored with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s “Federal Jurist of the Year” award
  • Known for professionalism and even-handed temperament, Judge James conducted thousands of settlement conferences as a Magistrate Judge and became highly regarded for her ability to settle disputes
  • Previously, as a Family Law Commissioner, she had established a formal program of procedures for settlements
  • Served as the Northern District’s ADR Magistrate Judge, where she was in charge of coordinating the alternative dispute resolution program with the Court
  • Can contact Case Manager Joanna Barron: [email protected] or 415-577-3901
Nandor J. Vadas

Nandor J. Vadas

ADR SERVICES, Inc.

Hon. Nandor Vadas

  • Retired federal Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Presided over many civil actions and criminal pretrial matters in the counties of Del Norte, Lake, Humboldt, and Mendocino, while also presiding over cases in San Francisco and on the Hopland Indian Reservation in Mendocino County
  • Thirteen years of experience on the bench, Judge Vadas has handled a wide variety of cases and settlement conferences involving matters of civil rights, employment issues, real estate, insurance issues, personal injury, the Americans with Disabilities Act, commercial litigation, and the Endangered Species Act
  • Founded an early settlement program for civil rights cases brought by unrepresented prisoners, which has been applied in all state prisons in the Northern District of California and some prisons in the Eastern District of California as well
  • Career was preceded by extensive trial experience as a Deputy District Attorney for a combined eleven years with the City and County of San Francisco and Humboldt County, and as a federal prosecutor for nine years in the United States Attorneys’ Office
  • Can contact Case Manager Kathleen Emma: [email protected] or 415-577-3901
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Published 2019
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