Hickman v. City of Berkeley et al
ORDER REGARDING COMMUNICATION WITH THE COURT. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on March 29, 2013. (edllc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/29/2013) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/29/2013: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (knm, COURT STAFF).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. C -11-04395 EDL
COMMUNICATION WITH THE COURT
CITY OF BERKELEY,
United States District Court
For the Northern District of California
The Court is informed that pro se Plaintiff Lawrence Hickman has recently sent emails and
left a voice mail message for the Court’s Courtroom Deputy attempting to discuss issues relating to
the case. It is improper for Plaintiff to attempt such ex parte communications with Court staff (i.e.,
communications for which Defendant is not present and able to participate). Plaintiff is cautioned
that any emails or other written correspondence to the Court must be copied to opposing counsel. If
Plaintiff attempts further ex parte communications with the Court, the Court will issue an order
prohibiting Plaintiff from emailing or telephoning the Court, and will require all communications to
be in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Court.
It appears from Plaintiff’s recent messages that Plaintiff believes that his Motion to
Disqualify should be referred to another judge and that the Court has erred in setting the motion on
its calendar. If so, he may file a short letter of no more than three pages explaining the legal
authority on which he relies. Plaintiff may file that letter no later than April 4, 2013. If Plaintiff
files a letter, Defendant shall file a responsive letter of no more than three pages no later than April
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 29, 2013
ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE
United States Chief Magistrate Judge
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