Applicants should submit all materials for a 2022 summer judicial externship with Judge Shah’s chambers in one email to: email@example.com. Use the following subject line: “First Name Last Name – 2022 Summer Extern Application.” Required materials: Cover letter, Resume, Writing sample (no more than 10 double-spaced pages), Transcript. Optional material: A list of references. The program runs for eight weeks in June and July 2022. Application Deadline: January 31.
PLEASE NOTE: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with a case assigned to Judge Shah.
NEW: Motions Policy
Until further notice, parties must not notice
motions for presentment before Judge Shah. Motions shall be filed on the
docket, and must indicate whether they are agreed or opposed. If the motion is
opposed, the movant must propose a briefing schedule in the motion or by email
The court will enter a briefing schedule or ruling on the motion on the docket.
If the court determines that a hearing or argument is necessary, the court will
schedule telephonic appearances for counsel. Status hearings will be conducted
by way of written status reports or telephone appearances.
NEW: Courtesy Copies Policy
Judge Shah does NOT accept courtesy copies of court filings, except for in camera documents and any exhibit that consists of an audio and/or video file. In which instance, only the exhibit is necessary.
CRIMINAL CASES: COUNSEL APPOINTED UNDER THE CJA must provide paper courtesy copies of any ex parte sealed motions to Susan McClintic in Room 1914 no later than 24 hours after filing such motions.
NEW: In-Court Hearing Guidelines
The following are guidelines for in-court appearances before Judge Shah in Courtroom 1919:
Everyone entering the courtroom must wear a mask or face covering, and coverings may be removed only with court permission. A physical distance of at least 6 feet from others is expected to be maintained at all times. Members of the public must remain in the gallery. The court has separated the counsel lecterns from one another and the bench, and those shall not be moved. Counsel and other case participants are asked to remain behind the lecterns and may not approach the bench without permission. Multiple hand-sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the courtroom, and may be used at any time. Anyone who has recently been exposed to someone with Covid-19, or anyone exhibiting symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, or cough, should not be present in the courthouse or courtroom. Any member of the public wishing to listen to the proceedings remotely may do so by dialing: 1-888-204-5984 and using access code 9146677. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court. For sentencing hearings, the court encourages the parties to agree to telephone participation by anyone wishing to speak on behalf of the defendant or make a personal impact statement. Arrangements for appearing by telephone may be made through defense counsel or the Assistant United States Attorney, who may email those requests and contact information to email@example.com. Please note, these requirements are for the safety of all case participants, and refusal to follow these guidelines may result in removal from the proceedings and the courthouse.
The information on this and linked pages contains important information about my pretrial case management procedures. Please take the time to read it carefully.
These policies and rules have been designed to facilitate the prompt, efficient and equitable disposition of civil cases on my docket. The success of this court's trial procedures depends on your willingness to familiarize yourself with these materials and to act accordingly. Counsel will be expected to fully explain to the court any failure to comply with the court's pretrial procedures.