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 sixth in the series) focuses upon Judge Coleman:

  • "Come prepared"
  • Do not argue when the Court is not expecting argument
  • Civility
  • Consent to magistrates
  • Often does not require argument of motions, but gives a ruling date
  • For arguments, she will often identify issues to be addressed
  • Arguments are 15-30 minutes, "tops."