15. STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDERS: Parties frequently file stipulated protective orders that do not satisfy Rule 26 and the Ninth Circuit’s standards for protective orders. All proposed protective orders must describe the documents to be protected with particularity. Rivera v. Nibco, Inc., 364 F.3d 1057, 1063 n.3 (9th Cir. 2004). Therefore, the documents, information, items or materials that are subject to the protective order shall be described in a meaningful fashion (for example, "personnel records," or "market surveys," etc.). It is insufficient to use only conclusory terms such as "confidential or proprietary information." Also, the Court cannot agree to "seal all confidential documents." If confidential material is included in any papers to be filed in Court, such papers shall be accompanied by an application, pursuant to Local Rule 79-5.1, to file the papers – or the confidential portion thereof – under seal. The application shall be directed to the judge to whom the papers are directed. Pending the ruling on the application, the papers or portions thereof subject to the sealing application shall be lodged under seal. In the event of a dispute regarding the designation of confidential information, the procedure for obtaining a decision from the Court is that set forth in Local Rule 37. All proposed protective orders must include a statement establishing the requisite good cause. Foltz v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 331 F.3d 1122, 1130 (9th Cir. 2003) (holding that court’s protective order analysis requires examination of good cause).
The Court may only enter a protective order upon a showing of good cause. Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1176 (9th Cir. 2006) (holding that parties must make a "particularized showing" under Rule 26(c)’s good cause showing for court to enter protective order). Even stipulated protective orders require a showing of good cause. The Court recommends that a separate paragraph be included in each protective order and that paragraph should be labeled "GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT." The parties should then set forth the reasons establishing good cause.
The parties may find it useful to use the standard form protective order developed by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. A copy of that standard form order is attached below. Parties who submit a proposed protective order based on this standard form should identify (either by a description or an attached redline) what changes they have made, if any.
16. LAW CLERK AND EXTERN POSITIONS
: Questions regarding law clerk/extern positions: To apply for externship, submit letter, resume, and writing sample to chambers. For Law Clerk positions, information is available at https://oscar.uscourts.gov
17. SPECIAL APPEARANCES: The Court does not permit special appearances. Counsel of record shall appear at all court proceedings.
18. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: Permission to bring in or use audio, video or electronic equipment should be requested from the CRD at least three court days in advance of the date of the court proceeding.
19. PROCEDURE FOR PRESENTING DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY FOR SEALING:
Beginning December 1, 2015, attorneys will be required by L.R. 79-5.2 to electronically file all sealed documents and applications for leave to file under seal in regular civil cases. The Clerk's office has created a comprehensive guide to assist attorneys and their staff in how to electronically file under-seal documents. The guide is posted on the court website at http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/e-filing/sealed-documents