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Judge Miller's FAQs

  • What does the magistrate judge handle?

    The magistrate judge assigned to each civil case handles all non-dispositive motions, as well as case management issues such as discovery deadlines and trial settings. Forms of order for those motions should be sent to the appropriate chambers.

  • What do the initials after each case number mean?

     The initials after the case number refer to the presiding judge assigned to the case and the magistrate judge to whom the case has been referred for non-dispositive matters. For example, a case assigned to Judge Miller and referred to Magistrate Judge Gotsch would have RLM/MGG after the cause number listed on the docket sheet.

  • Where should parties send proposed orders?

    If the order relates to a non-dispositive motion, or the scheduling/rescheduling/continuance of a conference/hearing scheduled before Magistrate Judge Gotsch, the order should be e-mailed to Judge Gotsch's Chambers. If the order relates to a dispositive motion, or the scheduling/rescheduling/continuance of a conference/hearing scheduled before Judge Miller, the order should be e-mailed in Word Perfect or Microsoft Word format to Judge Miller's Chambers.

  • Do parties have to use CM/ECF?

     Yes. Effective January 1, 2005, the use of CM/ECF is mandatory, unless a party has been relieved of such requirement by the court.

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