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Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke

Chambers Information

James A. Redden United States Courthouse
310 West Sixth Street
Medford, Oregon 97501-2710
Chambers  (541) 608-8750

Case Management Information

Courtroom Deputy:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 608-8770
Case Administrator/Docket Clerk Information

This Chambers e-mail address has been established for receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5-10(c) only: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This address may not be used to submit filings.  Spam or other unauthorized correspondence sent to this address will be deleted.

General Inquiries:

For any questions regarding a case before Judge Clarke, please use the Chambers contact form on the right or call Judge Clarke's Courtroom Deputy at (541) 608-8770.

FRCP Rule 16 Conferences:

Judge Clarke sets Rule 16 conferences in his cases after all defendants have answered. Prior to the conference, the parties should consult regarding a discovery plan and anticipate advising Judge Clarke of their plan. The parties should have their calendars available to discuss scheduling, including modification of the current case deadlines for discovery, dispositive motions or pretrial order, and setting a trial date. The parties should be prepared to discuss the pleadings, consent to Magistrate Judge, settlement options, and any other issues that may have arisen.

Discovery Issues:

The parties may contact Judge Clarke at (541) 608-8750 to informally resolve discovery disputes. If the parties wish to schedule a discovery conference in advance, they may use the Chambers contact form on the right or call Judge Clarke's Courtroom Deputy at (541) 608-8770.

Argument on Motions:

Most of the time, Judge Clarke will grant a request for oral argument. Telephone hearings are normally set for out of town counsel.

Trial Setting:

Trial is usually scheduled at the Rule 16 conference. The Court will enter a trial management order which sets out the dates that certain pretrial documents are due. Pretrial conferences are in person at the Courthouse in Medford.

Click here for a sample Trial Management Order issued by Judge Clarke.

Settlement Conferences:

Judge Clarke is available to conduct settlement conferences in cases which are not assigned to him. In cases assigned to Judge Clarke, settlement conferences will be conducted by another Judge. In either situation, parties may request a settlement conference by contacting Judge Clarke's Courtroom Deputy at (541) 608-8770, or by using the Chambers contact form on the right.

Click here for Judge Clarke's Instructions for Settlement Conferences.

Judge Clarke'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: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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