Sunday, February 11, 2007

Judge Arcara spoke at Federal Practice Meeting

Highlights:

* WDNY wants to be more user-friendly, but does not apologize for setting high standards

* we are increasingly optimistic about securing courthouse funding based on recent conversations with people in DC (including Louise Slaughter by whom Judge Arcara was impressed)

* Judge Bianchini will be doing habeas work from San Diego

* Judge Arcara is tough on giving extensions to the case schedule - it is a court order

* He was surprised to hear that 16(b) conferences were taking as long as a few months to occur

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

2d Circuit decision analyzing attorneys' fees