January 01, 2015

The Judge, the Special Master, and You

David R. Cohen

The court’s case management conference started out as routine. Then came the curve ball. “Given how things stand,” the judge says, “I’m thinking of appointing a special master. It seems appropriate, in the circumstances of this case.” The judge turns toward you. “I’d prefer to have your consent, although I’m not sure I need it. Counsel, what is your position?”

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