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Tuesday, January 28, 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 (hard copy only) 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

  • Honorable Chief District Judge Marco A. Hernández

    Chambers Information

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

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Jennifer Paget 503-326-8051
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    Court Reporter:  Nancy Walker 503-326-8186

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: .  This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

    Proposed Orders: Please do not file proposed orders (except for protective order or pretrial order) or judgments on 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.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1127
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2941
    Chambers line:  503-326-8280

     

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Pam Geringer  503-326-8059
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of order per LR 5 only: .  This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

    Questions about submitting judge's copies and trial documents should be directed to Pamela Geringer at the number above.

  • Honorable District Judge Ann Aiken

    Chambers Information

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5500
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401-2706
    Chambers  541-431-4140

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

    Judicial Assistant: 
    Kellie King  541-431-4141

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Cathy Kramer 541-431-4102
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk contact information
    Court Reporter:  Kristi Anderson 541-431-4112

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 927
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2939
    Chambers 503-326-8240

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Giselle Williams 503-326-8022
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of order per LR 5 only:
    .   This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Senior District Judge Anna J. Brown

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1407
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2944
    Chambers  503-326-8350

    Administrative Law Clerk:
    Sandra Dixon  503-326-8350

    Case Management Information

    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke

    Chambers Information

    James A. Redden United States Courthouse
    310 West Sixth Street
    Medford, Oregon 97501-2710
    Chambers  (541) 608-8750

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Rebecca Moore (541) 608-8770
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk Information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin

    Chambers Information

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5300
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401-2706
    Chambers  (541) 431-4130

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Paul Bruch  (541) 431-4111
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable District Judge Karin J. Immergut

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1307
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2946
    Chambers  503-326-8230

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Jacob Yerke 503-326-8053
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information 
    Court Reporter: Jill Jessup 503-326-8191

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge John Jelderks

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1107
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2942
    Chambers  (503) 326-8310

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Jenica Jones (503) 326-8028
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Senior District Judge Robert E. Jones

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1007
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2946
    Chambers  (503) 326-8340

    Case Management Information

    Judicial Assistant/Courtroom Deputy: Becky Peer (503) 326-8341
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai

    Chambers Information

    Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
    Room 5400
    405 East Eighth Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
    Chambers  541- 431-4120

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Jackie Klein 541-431-4119
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk Information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Senior District Judge Malcolm F. Marsh

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 907 
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2945
    Chambers  (503) 326-8360

    Case Management Information

    Administrative Law Clerk Jackie Holley at (503) 326-8360
    Click here for Docket Clerk contact information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable District Judge Michael J. McShane

    Chambers Information

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

    Chambers  (541) 431-4150

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Charlene Pew (541) 431-4105
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information
    Court Reporter: Kristi Anderson (541) 431-4112

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of order per LR 5 only: .  This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable District Judge Michael W. Mosman

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1615
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2945
    Chambers  503-326-8330

     

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Dawn Stephens  503-326-8024
    Courtroom Deputy: Kara Scheele 503-326-8031
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information
    Court Reporter:  Bonita Shumway 503-326-8188

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Paul Papak

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1327
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2940
    Chambers  (503) 326-8270

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Gary Magnuson  (503) 326-8055
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1027
    1000 S.W. Third. Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204
    Chambers  503-326-8370

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Gary Magnuson 503-326-8055
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk Information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable District Judge Michael H. Simon

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1527
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2944
    (503) 326-8380

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Mary Austad (503) 326-8034
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    Court Reporter: Dennis Apodaca (503) 326-8182

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: .  This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 807
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2941
    Chambers:  (503) 326-8260

    Case Management Information

    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk contact information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan

    Chambers Information

    John F. Kilkenny United States Courthouse
    104 Southwest Dorion, Second Floor
    Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2124

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy:  Desiree St. Germain 503-326-8016
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk contact information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only: . This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Youlee Yim You

    Chambers Information

    Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
    Room 1227
    1000 Southwest Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-2939
    Chambers 503-326-8390

    Case Management Information

    Courtroom Deputy: Trish Hunt 503-326-8057
    Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

    This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of order per LR 5 only:  .   This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

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