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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, constitutional torts, legal ethics, and pretrial practice.  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 View from the Bench: Status of E-Discovery Law - Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Data Privacy and E-Discovery - Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Damages in Discrimination Cases - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2017, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Data Privacy and E-Discovery - Data Privacy and E-Discovery, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
View from the Bench: Status of E-Discovery Law - View from the Bench: Status of E-Discovery Law , Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators, Friday, September 30, 2016
The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases, Friday, September 30, 2016
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Ethics, Privilege and Investigations-Part I , Friday, December 23, 2016
Damages in Discrimination Cases - Damages in Discrimination Cases, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Data Privacy and E-Discovery - Data Privacy and E-Discovery, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
View from the Bench: Status of E-Discovery Law - View from the Bench: Status of E-Discovery Law , Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators, Friday, September 30, 2016
The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Ethics, Privilege and Investigations-Part I , Friday, December 23, 2016
Damages in Discrimination Cases - Damages in Discrimination Cases, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Thursday, September 29, 2016, New York, NY
33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Wednesday, October 05, 2016, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2016, Tuesday, January 03, 2017, New York, NY
Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Columbus, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Cincinnati, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
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