Hon. Karla R. Spaulding See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:6.0 - 3 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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What others have said about Hon. Karla R. Spaulding


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8687
Former prosecutor, but surprisingly not pro-government. Actually pretty even-handed, and generally holds government officials to higher standards (as evidenced by the earlier comment). Very involved with helping to settle civil cases. Can be hard on attorneys who are poorly prepared, make lame excuses, or misrepresent themselves to the court.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 7830
Experienced and knowledgeable. Expects attorneys to be prepared. Will come down on litigants when they aren't prepared or when they play games, but will accommodate attorneys and parties who give a good faith effort and do their best to comply with litigation. Very pro-plaintiff in employment matters -- just not pro-plaintiff's-attorney when the plaintiff's attorney is incompetent, sloppy, or in it for their own fees and not for the client.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6495
Anti-plaintiff in employment matters.