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Public Notice Concerning the Reappointment of Incumbent US Magistrate Judge

Friday, April 26, 2019

Public Notice Concerning
Reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar is due to expire on December 26, 2019. 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 duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: (1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases, (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge, and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

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 addressed as follows:

U.S. District Court, ATTN: Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel
c/o Human Resources – CONFIDENTIAL
333 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite 270
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Comments must be received by June 10, 2019.

For a pdf copy of this announcement, click here.