American Tradition Institute et al v. State of Colorado, The et al
ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 6/13/2011 10:30 AM in Courtroom C204 before Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix. by Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 4/11/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3)(erv, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 11-cv-00859-WJM-KLM
AMERICAN TRADITION INSTITUTE,
AMERICAN TRADITION PARTNERSHIP, and
THE STATE OF COLORADO,
JOHN HICKENLOOPER, individually and in his official capacity as Governor of Colorado,
BARBARA J. KELLEY, individually and in her official capacity as the Executive Director of
the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies,
RON BINZ, individually and in his official capacity as Chairman of the Colorado Public
JAMES TARPEY, individually and in his official capacity as a Commissioner of the
Colorado Public Utilities Commission,
MATT BAKER, individually and in his official capacity as a Commissioner of the Colorado
Public Utilities Commission, and
DOUG DEAN, individually and in his official capacity as Director of the Colorado Public
(as amended effective December 1, 2010)
The above captioned case has been referred to Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix pursuant
to the Order of Reference entered by District Judge William J. Martínez on April 8, 2011.
A. Date of Scheduling Conference
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a Scheduling/Planning Conference pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.
16(b) shall be held on June 13, 2011, commencing at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom C-204, Second
Floor, Byron G. Rogers United States Courthouse, 1929 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado.
B. How to Request Different Date for Scheduling Conference
If this date is not convenient for any counsel/pro se party, he/she shall file a motion to
reschedule the conference to a more convenient date, and shall list dates in the motion which are
available for all counsel/pro se parties. Absent exceptional circumstances, no request for
rescheduling any appearance in this court will be considered unless a motion is made FIVE (5)
business days in advance of the date of appearance.
C. How to Request Appearance By Telephone at Scheduling Conference
If you wish to appear at the Scheduling Conference by telephone, you must file a motion
seeking permission to appear by telephone and setting forth good cause for a telephonic
appearance. No motion for any telephonic appearance will be granted unless it is filed at least
FIVE (5) business days in advance of the date of appearance.
D. Plaintiff’s Duty to Notify Parties of Scheduling Conference
The plaintiff shall notify all parties who have not entered an appearance as of the date of
this Order of the date and time of the Scheduling/Planning Conference set forth above.
E. Parties’ Obligations Before Scheduling Conference
1. Scheduling Order
IT IS ORDERED that counsel/pro se parties in this case are to hold a pre-scheduling
conference meeting at least twenty-one (21) days before the scheduling conference pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f)(1) and prepare a proposed Scheduling Order in accordance with Fed. R. Civ.
P. 26(f), as amended. The instructions for completing the Scheduling Order may be found on the
Court’s website (www.cod.uscourts.gov) with the scheduling order forms. Please be aware that
effective December 1, 2009, there are TWO forms of Scheduling Order available on the
Court’s website under the “Local Rules” tab: one form for non-administrative review cases
and one form for cases seeking review on an administrative record. PLEASE USE THE
CURRENT and CORRECT FORM FOR YOUR CASE. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(d), as
amended, no discovery is to be exchanged until after the Rule 26(f) conference meeting. The
parties shall include the following language in paragraph 8(d) of their proposed Scheduling Order
in non-administrative review cases:
“Other Planning or Discovery Orders: No opposed discovery motions are to be filed with
the Court until the parties comply with D.C.COLO.LCivR. 7.1(A). If the parties are unable
to reach agreement on a discovery issue after conferring, they shall arrange a telephone
hearing with Magistrate Judge Mix regarding the issue. Both of these steps must be
completed before any contested discovery motions are filed with the Court;” OR
No later than five (5) calendar days prior to the Scheduling/Planning Conference,
counsel/pro se parties shall submit their proposed Scheduling Order in compliance with the Court’s
Electronic Case Filing Procedures which are also available on the Court’s website. An additional
copy of the proposed scheduling order is to be provided to my chambers at
Mix_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov by e-mail attachment with the subject line stating “proposed
Parties who are pro se or do not have access to the internet may obtain the scheduling
order form and instructions from the Clerk’s Office, Room A105, in the Alfred A. Arraj United States
Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80294. Scheduling Orders prepared by parties not
represented by counsel, or without access to electronic case filing, are to be submitted to the Clerk
of the Court on paper.
2. Mandatory Disclosures
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before 14 days after the Rule 26(f) pre-scheduling
conference meeting, the parties shall comply with the mandatory disclosure requirements of
Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1), as amended.
3. Confidential Settlement Statements
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that at least five (5) calendar days before the
Scheduling/Planning Conference, counsel/pro se parties shall submit a brief Confidential Settlement
Statement to the Magistrate Judge ONLY, outlining the facts and issues involved in the case, and
the possibilities for settlement, including any settlement authority from the client. Electronic case
filing participants are to submit their Confidential Settlement statements to chambers at
Mix_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov. with the subject line stating “Confidential Settlement Statement”
along with the case number and case caption. The Confidential Settlement statement should be
sent as an attachment to the e-mail. Documents with attachments totaling over 15 pages shall be
submitted to the Clerk’s office in an envelope labeled “Personal Materials” addressed to
Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix.1 Counsel/pro se parties should be prepared to discuss
settlement at the Scheduling/Planning Conference.
All out-of-state counsel shall comply with D.C.COLO.LCivR 83.3 before the
It is the responsibility of counsel/pro se parties to notify the Court of his/her entry of
appearance, notice of withdrawal, notice of substitution of counsel, or notice of change of address,
e-mail address, or telephone number by complying with the Court’s Electronic Case Filing
Procedures or paper-filing the appropriate document with the Court.
The Parties are further advised that they shall not assume that the Court will grant the relief
requested in any motion. Failure to appear at a court-ordered conference or to comply with a courtordered deadline which has not been vacated by court order may result in the imposition of
sanctions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(f).
Anyone seeking entry to the Byron G. Rogers United States Courthouse will be required to
show valid photo identification. See D.C.COLO.LCivR 83.2B. Failure to comply with this
requirement will result in denial of entry to the courthouse.
DATED: April 11, 2011 at Denver, Colorado.
Do not label this envelope “confidential settlement statement” because
you will risk the public filing of the document.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Kristen L. Mix
Kristen L. Mix
United States Magistrate Judge