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"DAD Standing Order"


I came across this docket notation in a case I'm following, and was puzzled about what it meant. A few searches made clear that it was exclusively a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California thing, but why? And the orders don't themselves explain it, just saying things like,

If the court does direct the filing of a proposed order, the party should submit
it as required by Local Rule 137(b) and email it in Microsoft Word to

But on reflection it's obvious; they're all from Judge Dale A. Drozd. Nothing worth framing as a present for Father's Day, unfortunately ….