Virginia Emerson Hopkins
United States District Judge

 

The practice governing Discovery and Discovery Motions is set out in Exhibit E - Guidelines For Avoiding and Resolving Discovery Disputes (see below) with additional information about Summary Judgment Motions set out in Appendix II, and additional information about all Motions other than Summary Judgment Motions set out in Appendix III, of the Uniform Initial Order entered in each civil case.

Any pleading or exhibit that a party wants to be considered at a hearing must be filed and served five business days prior to the hearing, unless otherwise permitted by the court.

All requests for continuances or extensions of time must be in the form of a motion. All written communications with the Judge regarding cases pending before her should be filed electronically. Parties should not communicate with Judge Hopkins by writing letters to chambers.

All proposed orders are to be submitted to chambers by e-mail at hopkins_chambers@alnd.uscourts.gov, in WordPerfect format.

 

Orders and Memoranda of Opinion

 

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Uniform Initial Order (revised 1/21/2011) (PDF format)

Final Pre-Trial Order (template) Blank Sample  PDF format   WordPerfect format

Reservation of Objections to Discovery (sample form) PDF format   WordPerfect format

Exhibit B - Form of Pretrial Memorandum for Use in Personal Injury Cases  PDF format   WordPerfect format

Exhibit C - Form of Pretrial Memorandum for Use in Employment Discrimination Cases PDF format   WordPerfect format

Exhibit D - Guidelines For Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law PDF format   WordPerfect format

Exhibit E - Guidelines For Avoiding and Resolving Discovery Disputes PDF format   WordPerfect format

Standard Civil Jury Charge Form PDF format   WordPerfect format

Standard Criminal Jury Charge Form PDF format   WordPerfect format

Criminal Instruction Index to the Standard Criminal Jury Charge Form PDF format   WordPerfect format

Preliminary Criminal Jury Instructions PDF format   WordPerfect format

General Civil Voir Dire PDF format   WordPerfect format

General Criminal Voir Dire PDF format   WordPerfect format

Juror Voir Dire Card PDF format   WordPerfect format

Advice of Rights Form  PDF format   WordPerfect format

Advice of Rights Form - Used For Spanish Defendants  (PDF format)

Disclosure Form  (PDF format)