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Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.)

Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.)

CUNY School of Law
Distinguished Lecturer
Long Island City, NY, USA


James C. Francis IV is a Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY Law School.  Previously, he was a United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York from 1985 to 2017 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 1998 to 2000.  Judge Francis 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 until his appointment to the bench.  From 2003 until 2017, Judge Francis was an Adjunct Professor at the Fordham University School of Law where he taught 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. 
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment View from the Bench: E-Discovery Law – What the Judges are Seeing - Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio View from the Bench: E-Discovery Law – What the Judges are Seeing - View from the Bench: E-Discovery Law – What the Judges are Seeing, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques - Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques, Thursday, June 21, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg View from the Bench: E-Discovery Law – What the Judges are Seeing - View from the Bench: E-Discovery Law – What the Judges are Seeing, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques - Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques, Thursday, June 21, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 28, 2017, New York, NY
Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017 - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 28, 2017
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017 - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 28, 2017
Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques - Employment Discrimination Litigation Techniques, Thursday, June 21, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Expert Eyewitnesses in Employment Discrimination Cases (March 16, 2018) - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 18, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Columbus, OH
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery 2018: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know , Monday, September 17, 2018, Nashville, TN
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Cincinnati, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Columbus, OH
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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