The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff is a state prisoner incarcerated at the California Men's Colony West, in San Luis Obispo, California. Plaintiff's court-appointed counsel requests an order authorizing the following confidential telephone calls with plaintiff, concerning the settlement conference in this action scheduled for November 15, 2012, at 1:00 p.m, before Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison. Counsel requests authorization for confidential telephone calls with plaintiff on the following dates and at the following times: (1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., and (2) Wednesday, November 15, 2012, at 3:15 p.m.
For good cause shown , IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion for confidential attorney-client telephone calls (Dkt. No. 59) is granted.
2. The CMCW Warden, CMCW Litigation Coordinator, and other pertinent CMCW correctional staff, shall facilitate two confidential telephone calls between inmate Karluk Mayweathers, and his appointed counsel (Ms. Rachel Smith and/or Mr. Amir Nassihi), on the following dates and at the following times:
(1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., and (2) Wednesday, November 15, 2012, at 3:15 p.m.
Each of these confidential telephone calls shall continue, without interruption, for a maximum of 120 minutes or until completed, whichever is earlier.
3. In addition, should counsel require a third confidential telephone call with plaintiff, on November 15, 2012, for the purpose of concluding the scheduled settlement conference, CMCW staff are directed to promptly facilitate such request from plaintiff's counsel, subject to same conditions noted above, without requiring a further order of this court.
4. Upon the filing and service of this order, plaintiff's counsel shall contact the CMCW Litigation Coordinator, and provide a telephone number that may be used to reach counsel at their office and for purposes of facilitating the above-noted confidential telephone calls.
5. The Clerk of the Court is directed to promptly serve a copy of this order, by facsimile and/or email, on both the CMCW Warden and CMCW Litigation Coordinator.
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