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Friday, September 25, 2020

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Mary L. Moran, Clerk of Court

Pro Se Parties

Parties proceeding pro se (that is, representing yourself without a lawyer) should refer to the District of Oregon's " Handbook for Self-Represented Parties " for helpful information.

Motion for Extension of Time

Motions seeking an extension of time should be filed no less than seven days before the existing deadline.

Discovery Issues

Judge Hernández urges parties to attempt to informally resolve discovery disputes. Pursuant to FRCP 16(b)(3)(B)(v), a party must request a conference with the Court before moving for an order relating to a discovery dispute. Parties may contact Judge Hernández' s Courtroom Deputy to schedule an informal telephone conference or to submit an informal summary of the dispute for the Judge's consideration.

Judge's Copies

Judge Hernández expects all CM/ECF Registered Users under Local Rule 5-1(a), to comply with Local Rule 5-10(a) which provides:

Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, a paper copy, properly fastened pursuant to LR 10-1(e), of the following electronically filed documents, and the Notice of Electronic Filing, must be marked as a "JUDGE'S COPY" and delivered to the Clerk's Office within three business days after the electronic filing: Dispositive motions and motions for injunctive relief (including all related documents), Social Security administrative records, and any other documents (including all related documents) that, in the aggregate, are in excess of ten pages.

Additionally, Judge Hernández prefers that any Judge's paper copy of a combined filing of two inches or more be placed in three-ring binder with tabs for all documents and exhibits.

Parties filing objections to a Findings and Recommendation, or a response to such an objection, are expected to comply with Local Rule 5-10(a) as to the objection and the response, but they do not need to file Judge’s copies of the Findings and Recommendation itself or the underlying briefing, which is already in the record.

Oral Argument

Typically, oral arguments for dispositive motions are set at the Rule 16 conference, in advance of the actual filing of a dispositive motion. Judge Hernández may cancel a previously-set oral argument date for a dispositive motion if he determines oral argument is not necessary.  For other motions, the parties will be notified if the Court requires oral argument.

Expectations for Dispositive Motion and Trial Dates:

Judge Hernández expects the vast majority of civil cases to be tried within 18 months of the date of filing.  At a Rule 16 conference, case management dates will be set with this expectation in mind.  The dispositive motion deadline is usually set for 30 days after the close of discovery and a trial date several months thereafter.  Given the Local Rule regarding the timing of dispositive motion responses and replies, the time required for the Court to resolve the motion (with or without oral argument), and the time the parties need to have a decision on dispositive motions before a pretrial order or first wave of trial documents are due, it is highly unlikely that once set, a dispositive motion deadline can be extended without impacting the trial date.  Therefore, motions to extend dispositive motions are looked upon unfavorably. 

Law Clerk Hiring

Judge Hernández hires one law clerk each year to serve a two-year term. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), writing sample (no more than five pages double-spaced; excerpts are fine), and two letters of recommendation to the Honorable Marco Hernández, U.S. District Court, 1507 U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. Applications must be received between February 15 and April 15. Applications will be reviewed shortly after the closing date with interviews typically held in mid to late May.

Externships

Judge Hernández also accepts applications for full-time judicial externships. We seek a diverse pool of applicants, regardless of class rank or GPA. Applicants must have a good work ethic, a willingness to learn, and completed their 1L year. Apply by January 31 for the following summer, fall, and spring semester positions. Submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), writing sample (no more than five pages double-spaced; excerpts are fine), and names of three references to the Honorable Marco Hernández, U.S. District Court, 1507 U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. All submissions must be in hard copy only. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the deadline, and interviews will occur shortly thereafter.

Courtroom Rules

  • Mobile devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom.
  • Please provide advance notice when you require teleconferencing, intend to utilize the courtroom's video displays, or have other presentation technology questions.
  • Attorneys and parties should conduct themselves with decorum and manners. This is primarily for your own benefit: jurors, courtroom staff, and public observers consistently state that they prefer a civil and collegial relationship between opposing parties and counsel.

Examples for Submissions Referenced in Trial Management Orders

  • Chief United States District Judge Marco A. Hernández

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1507
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2944
    503-326-8210

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8210
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8051
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.

    Proposed Orders: Please do not file proposed orders (except for protective order or pretrial order) or judgments in ECF unless requested by Judge Hernández. If proposed documents are requested by Judge Hernández, they should not be filed, but should be emailed to the courtroom deputy in Word or WordPerfect format.

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  • United States Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1127
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2941

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8280
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8059
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.

    Questions about submitting judge's copies and trial documents should be directed to Judge Acosta's Courtroom Deputy at the number above.

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  • United States District Judge Ann Aiken

    Mailing Address

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5500
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401-2706

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1207
    1000 S.W. Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2942

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 541-431-4140
    • Courtroom Deputy: 541-431-4102
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 927
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2939

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8240
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8022
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • Senior United States District Judge Anna J. Brown

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1407
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2944

    Contact Information

    • Chambers  503-326-8350
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke

    Mailing Address

    James A. Redden United States Courthouse
    310 West Sixth Street
    Medford, Oregon 97501-2710

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 541-608-8750
    • Courtroom Deputy: 541-608-8770
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin

    Mailing Address

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5300
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401-2706

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 541-431-4130
    • Courtroom Deputy: 541-431-4111
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States District Judge Karin J. Immergut

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1307
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2946

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8230
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8053
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.

     

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  • United States Magistrate Judge John Jelderks

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1107
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2942

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8310
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8028
    • Proposed Document Submissions. The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Senior District Judge Robert E. Jones

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1007
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2946

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8340
    • Judicial Assistant/Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8341
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai (He/Him)

    Mailing Address

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5400
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 541-431-4120
    • Courtroom Deputy: 541-431-4119
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States District Judge Michael J. McShane

    Mailing Address

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5700 
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401-2706

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 541-431-4150
    • Courtroom Deputy: 541-431-4105
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States District Judge Michael W. Mosman

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1615
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2945

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8330
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8024 or 503-326-8031
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Paul Papak

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1327
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2940

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8270
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8055
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1027
    1000 S.W. Third. Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8370
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8055
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States District Judge Michael H. Simon

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1527
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2944

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8380
    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8034
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart

    Mailing Address

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 807
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2941

    Contact Information

    • Chambers: 503-326-8260
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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  • United States Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan

    Address

    John F. Kilkenny United States Courthouse
    104 Southwest Dorion, Second Floor
    Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2124
    (Courthouse not staffed)

    Contact Information

    • Courtroom Deputy: 503-326-8016
    • Proposed Document Submissions The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.
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