Tijerina v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. et al

Filing 26

ORDER Converting Mandatory Settlement Conference to Zoom Video Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernard G. Skomal on 9/15/2022. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (tcf)

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Case 3:22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Document 26 Filed 09/15/22 PageID.638 Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 Beatriz TIJERINA, Case No.: 22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Plaintiff, 12 13 v. 14 ALASKA AIRLINES, INC., ORDER CONVERTING MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE Defendant. 15 16 17 The Mandatory Settlement Conference scheduled for April 28, 2023, at 2:00 PM 18 will be held via Zoom video conference, in compliance with the instructions below. The 19 requirements set in the Court’s Order setting the MSC must still be followed with the 20 exception of appearing via Zoom rather than in-person. Further, the parties may contact 21 Judge Skomal’s chambers to request the MSC be held in-person. 22 23 Video Conference Instructions: 1. The Court will use its official Zoom video conferencing account to hold the 24 MSC. IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH ZOOM: Zoom is available on computers 25 through a download on the Zoom website (https://zoom.us/meetings) or on mobile devices 26 27 28 1 22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Case 3:22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Document 26 Filed 09/15/22 PageID.639 Page 2 of 3 1 through the installation of a free app.1 Joining a Zoom conference does not require creating 2 a Zoom account, but it does require downloading the .exe file (if using a computer) or the 3 app (if using a mobile device). Participants are encouraged to create an account, install 4 Zoom and familiarize themselves with Zoom in advance of the MSC.2 There is a cost-free 5 option for creating a Zoom account. 6 2. Prior to the start of the MSC, the Court will email counsel for each party an 7 invitation to join a Zoom video conference that they must provide to participating client(s). 8 The Court will send the invitation to the email addresses listed for counsel in the case 9 docket. If counsel does not receive an invitation to join the Zoom video conference by the 10 end 11 efile_skomal@casd.uscourts.gov. Again, if possible, participants are encouraged to use 12 laptops or desktop computers for the video conference. Participants shall join the video 13 conference by following the ZoomGov Meeting hyperlink in the invitation. Participants 14 who do not have Zoom already installed on their device when they click on the ZoomGov 15 Meeting hyperlink will be prompted to download and install Zoom before proceeding. 16 Zoom may then prompt participants to enter the password included in the invitation.3 All 17 participants will be placed in a waiting room until the MSC begins. 18 of 3. the day on April 27, 2023, please email chambers at Each participant should plan to join the Zoom video conference at least five 19 minutes before the start of the MSC to ensure that it begins promptly at 2:00 PM. The 20 Zoom e-mail invitation may indicate an earlier start time, but the conference will begin at 21 the Court-scheduled time. 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 If possible, participants are encouraged to use laptops or desktop computers for the video conference, rather than mobile devices. 2 For help getting started with Zoom, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697Getting-Started. 3 28 A Meeting ID will also be included and may be used along with the password to access the conference if necessary. 2 22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Case 3:22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS Document 26 Filed 09/15/22 PageID.640 Page 3 of 3 1 4. Zoom’s functionalities will allow the Court to conduct the conference as it 2 ordinarily would conduct an in-person settlement conference. The Court may divide 3 participants into separate, confidential sessions, which Zoom calls Breakout Rooms.4 In a 4 Breakout Room, the Court will be able to communicate with participants from a single 5 party in confidence. Breakout Rooms will also allow parties and counsel to communicate 6 confidentially without the Court. 7 5. All participants shall display the same level of professionalism during the 8 conference and be prepared to devote their full attention to the MSC as if they were 9 attending in person, i.e., cannot be driving while speaking to the Court. Because Zoom may 10 quickly deplete the battery of a participant’s device, each participant should ensure that 11 their device is plugged in or that a charging cable is readily available during the video 12 conference. 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 15, 2022 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 4 28 For more information on what to expect when participating in a Zoom Breakout Room, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005769646 3 22-cv-00203-JLS-BGS

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