James M. McMaster

Contact with Chambers

Judge McMaster's permits counsel to contact his secretary and law clerk by telephone or email on routine procedural issues. However, except as indicated in the Standard Operating Procedures regarding the scheduling of conferences and oral arguments, such contact should be kept to a minimum. Counsel should first consult with the Judge's Standard Operating Procedures and the local and state rules prior to any such contact to determine if the issue is addressed in them.

Except as specifically authorized in the Judge's Standard Operating Procedures, direct contact with Judge McMaster should be handled by the filing of motions, petitions or other pleadings with the appropriate filing office.