The Honorable Elizabeth A. Jenkins
United States Magistrate Judge
Hon. Elizabeth A. Jenkins is a U.S. Magistrate Judge with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa, Florida. Appointed in 1985, she is currently serving her third term as a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Judge Jenkins is a Master of the Bench and past President of the Judge Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court. She served as President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association (2001-2002). She also serves on the Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations. Judge Jenkins is a frequent participant in seminars relating to federal practice. Bar admissions: Florida and District of Columbia. Prior to being appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge, she was employed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1978 to 1985 and as an attorney with the Department of Justice from 1976 to 1978. A Florida native, she received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and her J.D. in 1976 from the University of Florida College of Law where she served as an executive editor of the law review. Judge Jenkins is the recipient of the 2001 Achievement Award presented by the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers.
Case & Trial Management Preferences
In civil cases tried before Judge Jenkins with the consent of the parties, a "date certain" will be set for trial. In jury trials, brief voir dire by counsel is allowed, if requested, in addition to the court's voir dire. Deadlines for pretrial submissions are set by scheduling order. In appropriate cases, the parties may file a motion to appear telephonically in non-evidentiary civil hearings except final pretrial conferences. If disputes arise during depositions in cases assigned to Judge Jenkins, the parties may call chambers to request a telephonic hearing.
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