Evans v. Central Intelligence Agency
ORDER Setting Scheduling/Planning Conference for 5/7/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom C204, before Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix, by Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 4/14/14. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3, # 4 Attachment 4) (dkals, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
KRISTEN L. MIX
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Byron G. Rogers United States Courthouse
1929 Stout Street
Denver, Colorado 80294
FAX (303) 335-2771
Effective December 1, 2009
Dear Pro Se Litigant:
The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of some of the rules and practices
followed in this Court, so that you are better prepared to represent yourself in your pending
If your mailing address changes while your case is pending, you must provide the
Clerk’s office with your new address. Send it to: Clerk of the United States District
Court, 901 19th St., Denver, CO 80294.
You must appear in person in Courtroom C-204, Byron G. Rogers United States
Courthouse, 1929 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, for all conferences and hearings
in your case. If you want to participate by telephone, you must file a written motion
explaining why you want that permission at least one week before the Court
conference or hearing.
The Judge is not allowed to talk to you about your case except in the presence of
the other attorneys and/or parties. The only time when the Judge can speak to you
alone is during a settlement conference. IF a settlement conference is scheduled,
you will receive a written order setting it for a particular date and time.
The Judge is not allowed to take your telephone calls and will not make any
decisions about your case on the basis of those calls.
If you want the Judge to do something in your case, you must file a motion asking
the Judge to do it and explaining why you want it done. The Judge does not
respond to letters or any other form of request except motions.
Before you file any motion, you must call the attorneys for the other parties and ask
them whether they agree or disagree with what you want to ask the Judge to do.
Once you have talked to the lawyers for the other parties, you must tell the Judge
in writing whether they agree or disagree with what you want to do, at the beginning
of your written motion. Failure to do this will result in your motion being denied.
When another party or an attorney files a motion, you have twenty-one (21) days to
file a written response to it. If you don’t file your response within twenty-one (21)
days, the Judge will decide the motion without the benefit of your point of view.
If you use abusive, offensive, obscene or inappropriate language in any document
you file with the Court, the Judge may strike your document and refuse to consider
If you need additional time to complete something for which the Judge has set a
deadline, you must file a motion before the deadline expires asking for a specific
amount of additional time and explaining why you need it.
Unless your case or your personal circumstances are very unusual, the Judge
cannot appoint an attorney to represent you in your case. If you want to ask the
Judge to appoint an attorney for you, you must file a motion and explain your
The Judge and her law clerks are not allowed to give you legal advice.
There are two sets of formal rules that apply to cases in this Court: (1) the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure and (2) the Local Rules for the United States District Court
for the District of Colorado. Copies of both are available in the Clerk’s office on the
first floor of the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, 901 19th St., Denver, CO
Even though you don’t have a lawyer representing you in your case, you are
required to follow the Rules identified in paragraph 12 above. Failure to follow the
rules and/or failure to follow Court orders may result in the Judge ordering you to
pay money to the other parties or dismissing your case.
Even though you don’t have a lawyer representing you, you are required to
participate in the ordinary events associated with being a party to a lawsuit, like
discovery, court hearings, and trial. If you fail to do so, the Judge may impose
monetary and non-monetary sanctions on you, up to and including either dismissal
of your case (if you are the plaintiff) or entry of judgment against you (if you are the
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