Comment sought on reappointment of magistrate

December 3, 2015

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana wants to know whether a magistrate judge should be reappointed to a new eight-year term.

The current term of Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch expires Oct. 23, 2016. The District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider her reappointment to a new eight-year term. Magistrate judge duties include conducting most of the preliminary proceedings in criminal cases and various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the District court.

Comments from the bar and public on whether Lynch should be recommended for reappointment are due Jan. 4. Comments should be directed to Clerk Laura Briggs, Attn: Reappointment Panel, United States District Court, 46 E. Ohio St., Room 105, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Comments may also be emailed to localrules@insd.uscourts.gov.


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