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Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent U.S. Magistrate Judge

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Ferrer
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The current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore at Indianapolis, Ind., is due to expire on Dec. 16, 2018. The U.S. District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to Laura A. Briggs, Clerk, Attn: Reappointment Panel, United States District Court, 46 E. Ohio St., Room 105, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Comments may also be submitted via email to: localrules@insd.uscourts.gov.

 

Comments must be received by Friday, Feb. 23.


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