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Stearns, Richard G.

Born 1944 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by John Joseph McNaught; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.

Stanford University, B.A., 1968
Oxford University, Balliol College, M.Litt (Political Philosophy), 1971
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Career Law Clerk Marsha Zierk
Clerk's Office
Courtroom Clerk Terri Seelye 617-748-9162
Docket Clerk Elaine Flaherty 617-748-9812
Court Reporter James GIbbons

Courtroom Number
21, 7th Floor

Courtroom Technology
Contact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.

The courtroom is equipped with two 50" plasma display carts. One is for the jury, and the other near the witness box in the well for viewing by the rest of the courtroom. There is a DVD/VCR player connected to one of the plasma carts for video playback. In addition, there is a document camera in each courtroom that can connect to the same monitor for displaying physical evidence. If the evidence is electronic, the computer can either be chained into the system through the document camera or connected directly by removing the document camera. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.

Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.

Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders

Standing Order - Courtesy Copies
Standing Order Re: Related Actions

Order Setting Civil Case for Jury Trial
Order Setting Criminal Case for Jury Trial
Order Regulating Non-Jury Trial
Notice of Scheduling Conference
Special Order re: Proposed Jury Instructions
Form Jury Instructions (Civil)
Form Jury Instructions (Criminal)

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