In late January, the Northern District’s six newest judges attended a Federal Bar Association* panel to offer insights into their practices and chambers. The recurring theme of the discussion was a call for civility: Civility in court. Civility in briefs. Civility in emails. Over the next several weeks, I will provide summaries of each judge’s comments and insights. This post (the fifth in the series) focuses upon Magistrate Judge Kim:

  • Be civil in court and in your papers.
  • Do not include extraneous emails or exhibits to score points. They do not work.
  • Tell your story in your answer, do not just deny.
  • Rule 56.1 statements: short and concise facts.