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Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta

Chambers Information

Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
Room1127
1000 Southwest Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204-2941
Chambers line:  503-326-8280

 

Case Management Information

Courtroom Deputy:  Paul Gale  503-326-8056
Case Administrator/Docket Clerk information

This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of order per LR 5 only: .  This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

Questions about submitting judge's copies and trial documents should be directed to Paul Gale at the number above.

Staff:

Law Clerk: Shannon Bronson

Discovery Conferences:

Requests to schedule discovery conferences should be directed to Paul Gale at 503-326-8056 or use the contact form on the right.

Settlement Conferences:

Requests to schedule a settlement conference with Judge Acosta should be directed to Paul Gale at 503-326-8056 or use the contact form on the right.

Settlement Conference Instructions

Judge's Copies:

Attorneys are asked to provide three-hole punched copies of all materials filed with the court. The court also prefers that voluminous materials be organized in a binder.

Motion Practice:

  • Attorneys should be aware of the requirements set forth in LR 56. Judge Acosta prefers that materials filed in support of summary judgment briefing be individually tabbed, and that deposition and transcript passages cited to in briefs be highlighted or underlined.
  • Attorneys should review and comply with the authentication requirements for supporting evidence set forth in Orr v. Bank of America, 285 F.3d 764, 773 (9th Cir. 2002).

Practice Tips:

  • Attorneys should be aware of the requirements for expert disclosures of treating physicians established by Goodman v. Staples The Office Superstore LLC, 644 F.3d 817 (9th Cir. 2011).
  • Attorneys admitted pro hac vice and their Oregon counsel should read and be familiar with the court's Local Rules, and with "The Integral Role of Local Counsel in the District of Oregon," Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter newsletter, Summer 2013, available at: http://oregonfederalbarassociation.files.wordpress.com/2013/fba-summer-newsletter_final.pdf.

General Inquiries:

For questions about scheduling in cases assigned to Judge Acosta use the contact form on the right or call Paul Gale at 503-326-8056. Questions about submitting judge's copies and trial documents in cases assigned to Judge Acosta should be directed to the Courtroom Deputy, Paul Gale, at 503-326-8056.

Curriculum Vitae:

Judge Acosta's résumé

Courtroom Rules:

Mobile devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Please provide advance notice when you require teleconferencing, intend to utilize the courtroom's video displays, or have other presentation technology questions. Attorneys and parties should conduct themselves with decorum and manners. This is primarily for your own benefit: jurors, courtroom staff, and public observers consistently state that they prefer a civil and collegial relationship between opposing parties and counsel.

Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016
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