Friday, January 21, 2022

Meet the Magistrate Judges

 By John R. Byrne

Nice FBA luncheon yesterday at the Marriott Marquis hotel--"Meet the Magistrate Judges."  Newly retired Judge O'Sullivan moderated a panel with Judges Reinhart, Reid, Becerra, Strauss, and Damian.   Takeaways--(1) the Magistrate Judges are very busy (several fire hose analogies); (2) raise frivolous discovery issues at your peril; and (3) read the judges' discovery procedures on the Court website (they vary from judge to judge). Judge Reinhart also wrote this article on Best Practices for Discovery in Federal Court. Worth a read. The pointers were mixed with some fun banter between the panel and District Judges Bloom and Huck, who attended as well. 


Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words

Anonymous said...

Saying the quiet part out loud.

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Anonymous said...

As a new practitioner, I thought this was a great event. On a side note, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Judge Huck arrive late!