Judicial Assistant: Kelly Pruden
Courtroom Deputy Clerk: Kathy Allen
Law Clerks: Michael Kehoe and John Lyle
Court Reporter: Diane Martens
Oral argument is not required for every motion. When it is requested, or the Court desires oral argument, or both, and for civil cases, it will be usually scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Most arguments are scheduled for a total of 45 minutes. Judge Siragusa generally starts arguments by asking questions of counsel based on the papers filed by them.
Judge Siragusa likes to have courtesy copies of motion papers filed on CM/ECF provided to him in paper form.
Judge Siragusa follows the requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 6, and when a scheduling order has been entered, Rule 16(b)(4). Requests can be sent by letter or by fax.
Judge Siragusa prefers citations per the Blue Book style, and does not find string citations to cases useful. If a pro se litigant is on the other side, please include copies of unpublished cases cited in your memorandum of law.
As per General Order #147, fully vaccinated staff, attorneys, jurors, and visitors may choose not to wear a mask in chambers or courtroom. Unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated must wear masks in public spaces, courtroom, and chambers.