Hon. Jill L. Burkhardt See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:3.4 - 3 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:

Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
Confirm E-mail Address      
Add a comment only


*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)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

Please type what you see below:


What others have said about Hon. Jill L. Burkhardt


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29735
Although it is just a Pipe Dream, I pray Burkhardt is not "appointed" to a second eight (8) year term as a Magistrate Judge. And heaven help all of us if she is EVER elevated (million to 1 shot IMO) to District Judge. I mean seriously, are MJ appointments 100% political (OK, it was just a rhetorical question)? Do they not Vet these candidates for scholarship, acumen, aptitude or social intellect (again, just a rhetorical question)? Is it too much to ask for at least average brainpower with a small dose of Social Intelligence tossed in? When a Federal Judge (even a MJ) cannot distinguish, understand or figure out how to apply differing standards of proof in criminal cases or section 1983 cases- preponderance vs BRD- which in turn makes all the difference in the world under the "harmless error" rule, then that Federal Judge has NO BUSINESS whatsoever in a Federal Court (unless Burkhardt is the criminal defendant, talk about karma!). The only apparent training Burkhardt had prior to appointment was being employed as an AUSA. Wow, that is a shock (eye roll). Burkhardt is, putting it as kindly as I can, a lightweight. Never, EVER, stipulate to her under 28 U.S.C ยง636(c). I wish there were negative ratings, this is one judge who deserves such a rating.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 24564
In my opinion, she should not have been appointed until she had more civil discovery experience, at least. Her inexperience creates extra work for the lawyers and the court. Also, won't give sufficient time to do discovery.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23787
New judge and it shows. Poor handling of ENE conference and CMC. Requires a lot of hoops for discovery motions.