Magistrate Judge Reappointments

Comments Deadline June 10, 2017

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE REAPPOINTMENTS

For the United States District Court for the Northern District of California     

The current terms of office for the following United States Magistrate Judges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California are due to expire:  U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on January 3, 2018; and U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on February 8, 2018.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new 8-year term.

The duties of the 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; 4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and 5) conduct of settlement conferences.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether these incumbent magistrate judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court.  Separate comments for each magistrate judge should be submitted in writing no later than June 10, 2017 to:  

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Comments may also be emailed to: magistrate_comments@cand.uscourts.gov.