United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey
Chambers - 609-989-2105
Courtroom Deputy - Kimberly Stillman, 609-989-2021
Chambers Fax Line - 609-989-2161
Court Room: 7W
Correspondence and Written Submissions Not Containing Confidential Information (including Joint Discovery Plans): Shall be electronically filed via CM/ECF. Documents shall not be submitted by facsimile unless otherwise directed by the Court.
Confidential Settlement Letters and Discovery Dispute Letters Containing Information Subject to a Discovery Confidentiality Order: May be emailed directly to chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions of settlement letters should be emailed to chambers at least three business days prior to the scheduled settlement conference and should not exceed five pages in length.
Courtesy Copies: Shall be submitted to chambers by request of the Court only.
Standing Orders for Settlement Conferences: Unless specifically instructed otherwise by the Court, clients with full settlement authority are required to appear in person at the conference. Counsel alone, even if he or she possesses full settlement authority, is insufficient. The client must also appear in person unless the Court has specifically instructed otherwise.
Pro Hac Vice: If no other party objects, counsel may file a form of order and supporting certifications complying with Local Civil Rule 101.1(c). If not consented, follow regular motion procedure.
Extensions of Time: Such requests must be in writing and must indicate whether all parties consent to the extension.
Adjournment Requests: Shall only be considered if made at least two business days before a scheduled conference. The party seeking an adjournment should attempt to gain the consent of his or her adversary before filing said request by letter. In any such letter, the party should set forth the date of the conference, the basis for the adjournment request, whether the request is being made with consent, and the length of adjournment being sought. Absent exigent circumstances, adjournment requests made within two days of a conference shall not be granted.
Telephone Conferences: Judge Quraishi does not accept dial-in numbers prior to conference calls. If a dial-in number is necessary, then once all of the attorneys have dialed into a scheduled call, the party initiating the call shall contact chambers and provide the dial-in number at that time.
Communications with the Court: Correspondence should only be submitted to chambers via one method if more than one method is permissible: e.g., correspondence emailed to chambers should not also be mailed or faxed; correspondence mailed to chambers should not also be emailed or faxed; and correspondence faxed to chambers should not also be mailed or emailed.
Judge Quraishi permits communications with his law clerks only as to questions regarding chambers’ procedures and not as to any substantive matters.