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Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge

Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Ferrer
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U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division


The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch at Indianapolis, Ind., is due to expire on Oct. 23, 2016. The United States 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, U.S. District Court, 46 E. Ohio St., Room 105, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Comments may also be submitted via email to:


Comments must be received by Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

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