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Hon. James C. Francis IV

Hon. James C. Francis IV

United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States Magistrate Judge
New York, NY, USA


James C. Francis IV has been a United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York since October 1985 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 1998 to 2000.  He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College in 1974, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his juris doctor degree from the Yale Law School in 1978 and a masters degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the same year.  Following graduation from law school, Judge Francis clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Carter in the Southern District of New York.  He then joined the Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society where he conducted impact litigation in the areas of housing and education and served as director of the Disability Rights Unit.  He continued in this capacity until his appointment to the bench.  Judge Francis is an Adjunct Professor at the Fordham University School of Law where he teaches Constitutional Torts.    He has served on the Legal Assistance, Federal Courts, Disability Rights, and Professional Responsibility Committees of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Judiciary Committee of the New York State Bar Association.  Judge Francis lectures frequently on electronic discovery, employment litigation, legal ethics, and pretrial practice, and his publications include two chapters in Moore’s Federal Practice.
Hon. James C. Francis IV is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation Issues: “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree” - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Views from the Bench: Mediating and Resolving Employment Claims - Employment Law Institute 2015, Monday, October 26, 2015
Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Investigations - Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions 2015, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Part 1: Preliminary Remedies and Summary Judgment Motions/Part 2: Preparing Discovery Demands and Discovery Responses - Pretrial Practice 2016, Monday, May 09, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation Issues: “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree” - Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation Issues: “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree”, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Views from the Bench: Mediating and Resolving Employment Claims - Views from the Bench: Mediating and Resolving Employment Claims, Monday, October 26, 2015
Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Investigations - Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Investigations, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers, Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Part 1: Preliminary Remedies and Summary Judgment Motions/Part 2: Preparing Discovery Demands and Discovery Responses - Part 1: Preliminary Remedies and Summary Judgment Motions/Part 2: Preparing Discovery Demands and Discovery Responses, Monday, May 09, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation Issues: “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree” - Disabilities Discrimination and Accommodation Issues: “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree”, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Views from the Bench: Mediating and Resolving Employment Claims - Views from the Bench: Mediating and Resolving Employment Claims, Monday, October 26, 2015
Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Investigations - Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Investigations, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers, Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Part 1: Preliminary Remedies and Summary Judgment Motions/Part 2: Preparing Discovery Demands and Discovery Responses - Part 1: Preliminary Remedies and Summary Judgment Motions/Part 2: Preparing Discovery Demands and Discovery Responses, Monday, May 09, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015, Monday, July 06, 2015, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2015, Thursday, October 29, 2015, New York, NY
Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions 2015, Sunday, November 08, 2015, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2015, Monday, January 04, 2016, New York, NY
Pretrial Practice 2016, Friday, May 20, 2016, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Chen-Oster v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., 285 F.R.D. 294 (2012) - Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2015, Tuesday, September 01, 2015
US Bank Nat. Ass’n v. PHL Variable Ins. Co., 2012 WL 5395249 - Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2015, Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The Fourth Amendment and Cell Site Location Information: What Should We Do While We Wait for the Supremes?, The Federal Courts Law Review, Volume 8, Issue 2 (2015) - Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions 2015, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Big Data and the Fourth Amendment: Reducing Overreliance on the Objectivity of Predictive Policing, The Federal Courts Law Review, Volume 8, Issue 2 (2015) - Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions 2015, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2016, Monday, June 20, 2016, New York, NY
Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 19, 2016, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2016, Monday, June 20, 2016, New York, NY
Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 19, 2016, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2016, Monday, June 20, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2016, Monday, June 20, 2016, New Brunswick , NJ
Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 19, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 19, 2016, Cleveland, OH
Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 19, 2016, New Brunswick , NJ
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Columbus, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Cincinnati, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016, Mechanicsburg, PA
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