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
- 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."