October 15, 2012. -
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System of the Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of West Virginia at Charleston. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters, including discovery, and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636. You may view the entire public notice and obtain the application form at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov. Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received by October 15, 2012.