United States District Court


Contact: Clarence Maddox

Southern District of Florida


Court Administrator (305) 523-5001


Magistrate Judge Vacancy for United States District Court

Chief United States District Judge William J. Zloch announced today that United States Magistrate Judge Robert L. Dube has advised the Court of his intention to retire at the conclusion of his current eight-year term which ends in March 2004. Judge Dube was appointed United States Magistrate Judge in March 1996.

In anticipation of the lengthy period required to screen magistrate judge candidates, the Court will commence immediately the recruitment process for Judge Dube’s successor. Click here to view a public notice in connection with this magistrate judge position. To see the Application Form for the magistrate judge position, click here. For an Application Form that can be completed on your computer, click here. To view The Selection, Appointment, and Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges, Judges Information Series No. 2, click here.

The selection process for the position to succeed Judge Dube will be coordinated with the selection process currently in progress for the three newly-authorized magistrate judgeships posted on February 28, 2003. Click here to view the public notice in connection with those vacancies. A single screening panel will review applicants both to succeed Judge Dube and to fill the three newly-authorized magistrate judge positions. All applicants who apply for the newly authorized magistrate judge vacancy in Miami will automatically be considered for the Miami magistrate judgeship to succeed Judge Dube. This includes candidates who have already sent in their applications.

Once finalized, an administrative order appointing the selection panel will be posted on the Court’s website at www.flsd.uscourts.gov. Please contact the Court Administrator if you have questions.

March 18, 2003