Reappoinment of Magistrate Judge Frank J. Lynch, Jr. Fort Pierce, Florida

Posted: 08/16/2010

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

PUBLIC NOTICE

REAPPOINTMENT OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE FRANK J. LYNCH, JR.

FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA

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The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Frank J. Lynch, Jr., Fort Pierce, Florida, is due to expire on March 31, 2011. 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 basic jurisdiction of the United States magistrate judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, Section 636. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and may include, but are not necessarily limited to 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) Assist the district court with any “additional duties as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the United States.”

At the request of the Chair of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, written 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 in a confidential/sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Court Administrator • Clerk of Court, United States District Court, 400 N. Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128.

Members of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel: John Mariani, Esq. Chair; Cynthia Angelos, Esq., Antonia Barnes, Esq., Jason Berger, Esq., Jim Bowdish, Esq., Mr. John S. Leighton, III, Marilynn Lindsey, Esq., Linnes Finney, Jr., Esq., Aaron Foosaner, Esq., Mr. Thomas W. Lockwood, Stephen Page, Esq., Mr. Jim Rathbun, Robert E. Stone, Esq.

Comments must be received no later than 5:00 P.M., September 13, 2010

THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER