UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
June 2, 2008
LAVINDER SINGH, PLAINTIFF,
EMILIO T. GONZALES, DIRECTOR, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL, 20 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N.W., ROOM 4025, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20536, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maria-elena James United States Magistrate Judge
JOINT REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM ADR PROCESS
Pursuant to Civ. L.R. 16 and ADR L.R. 3-5(b), each of the undersigned certifies that he or she has read either the handbook entitled "Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Northern District of California," or the specified portions of the ADR Unit's Internet site , discussed the available dispute resolution options provided by the court and private entities, and considered whether this case might benefit from any of them. Here, the parties agree that referral to a formal ADR process will not be beneficial in this immigration case. Given the substance of the action and the lack of any potential middle ground, ADR will only serve to multiply the proceedings and unnecessarily tax court resources.
Accordingly, pursuant to ADR L.R. 3-3(c), the parties request that this case be removed from the ADR Multi-Option Program and that they be excused from participating in the ADR phone conference and any further formal ADR process.
JAMES R. CANFIELD Attorney for Plaintiff
Dated: May 29, 2008
EDWARD A. OLSEN Assistant United States Attorney Attorney for Defendant
Pursuant to stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED.
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