United States District Court
United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaBiographical Information Chambers e-mail: email@example.com For additional information, please call Chambers at: (570) 207-5740.
Judicial Assistant: (570) 207-5740
Chambers: (570) 207-5740Fax: (570) 207-5749
Written correspondence from counsel to the court.
Judge Mehalchick accepts written correspondence only with regard to procedural information or settlement efforts. Any application for an order, including an application for an extension of time, must be made by motion.
Preferences for the use of telephone conferences rather than in person conferences for any category of conferences scheduled in connection with a case.
Judge Mehalchick conducts case management conferences and status conferences by telephone. She conducts settlement conferences and pre-trial conferences in person.
Courtesy copies of motions, briefs, and other writings for chambers.Judge Mehalchick does not want courtesy copies of any CM/ECF filings unless specifically requested.
Preference regarding pro hac vice admissions
Judge Mehalchick requires use of the special admission form available from the Clerk of Court or on the Court’s website.
Procedure for scheduling trials, including whether a date certain for trial is assigned; if so, the amount of time prior to trial that such a date certain is assigned; and the extent to which it may be moved during the month in which it has been scheduled.
Judge Mehalchick schedules trials for a date certain as early as possible, normally at the initial Case Management Conference. Trial dates are only changed in the 30 day period before trial in extraordinary circumstances.
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