Jordan B. Yeager
Contact with Chambers
Neither counsel nor unrepresented parties shall communicate with Judge Yeager's Chambers unless they have first communicated with opposing counsel/unrepresented parties and confirmed that they intend to contact the Court. All written communication with Chambers must be contemporaneously provided to the opposing counsel/unrepresented party.
All requests for continuances must indicate what steps have been taken to seek the approval of all other counsel or unrepresented parties. If no agreement is reached concerning the request for continuance, the position of all other counsel or unrepresented parties must be stated in the communication to Judge Yeager's Chambers and all other counsel/unrepresented parties must be copied on the communication. If any party does not object to a request for a continuance within 24 hours of the request being made, that party's silence will be deemed to be consent to the continuance requested.
Communications with the Court concerning pending matters should either be by formal pleadings (petitions and motions) or if all parties and counsel agree the Court will accept correspondence or a phone conference. The Judge's staff screens correspondence and does not present letters to the Court which are ex parte, inappropriate communications. All correspondence to the Court should confirm that it complies with these procedures, and that the communication is being done with the knowledge of the other attorneys and/or parties.
If the parties have an issue or disagreement which they believe can be resolved by a phone conference, or a short personal conference and they all agree to proceed in that fashion, the Court will do its best to accommodate the parties.