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Section Newsletter Articles From Hon. James F. Holderman

Helping pro se litigants settle cases in federal court By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, April 2015 Please consider volunteering for the Northern District's Settlement Assistance Program.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
E-discovery Pilot Program completes Phase Two By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, June 2012 All of the Phase One and Phase Two survey data, including the results of the other comparative E-Filer baseline surveys are available at <www.DiscoveryPilot.com>
The state of the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois on May 15, 2012 By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, June 2012 An update on the court from Chief Judge James F. Holderman.
Excerpts from the “state of the Federal District Court” address on June 20, 2011 By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, August 2011 Read a portion of Judge James Holderman's remarks.
Completing Phase One of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, June 2010 The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program was initiated in May 2009. Phase One has been completed; the Committee will review the feedback it receives regarding Phase One and then commence Phase Two, which will run from July I, 2010 to May 1, 2011.
Things to bear in mind when moving to dismiss under Rule 12(b) By Judge James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, March 2006 A motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) can be an effective way for an attorney defending a party in a federal civil case to curtail the litigation against his or her client. Any attorney contemplating filing such a motion, however, should bear several things in mind.
Ten tips on taking a deposition By James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, May 2005 Although depositions typically come to a judge's attention only when rulings are needed or the deposition transcript is presented at trial, here are some practical thoughts I have developed from my years of practicing law and presiding on the bench that I believe all lawyers should consider in taking depositions.
The Northern District continues work on electronic case filing By James F. Holderman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2004 The Northern District's preparation for its transition to Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") is continuing. The court has been working with personnel of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C. on implementing refinements and modifications to the planned system so the needs of the judges and the members of the bar are best served.
The Northern District continues work on electronic case filing By James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, February 2004 The Northern District's preparation for its transition to Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") is continuing.
The first appearance By James F. Holderman Government Lawyers, November 2003 When appearing before a federal judge for the first time on a case, you of course want to make a good impression not only for yourself, but for your client and your case as well.
The first appearance By James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, September 2003 When appearing before a federal judge for the first time on a case, you of course want to make a good impression not only for yourself, but for your client and your case as well.

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