Federal Magistrate Judge Vacancy – Eastern District of New York

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015 
Shared By: Linda Lin, Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee

PUBLIC NOTICE: FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE VACANCY

There is one (1) full-time United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Brooklyn
Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY
11201 effective October 1, 2015. 

The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging, and will
include: 

  1. conduct of 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. assignment of additional duties not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United
    States.

The basic jurisdiction of a United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C., section 636. 

To be qualified for appointment, an applicant must: 

  1. be a member in good standing of the bar of the
    highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin
    Islands for at least five years;
  2. have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least
    five years (with some substitutions authorized); 
  3. be competent to perform all the duties of the office,
    of good moral character, emotionally stable and mature, committed to equal justice under the law, in
    good health, patient and courteous, and capable of deliberation and decisiveness; 
  4. be less than 70
    years old; and 
  5. not be related to a judge of the district court. An applicant should have federal court
    experience and be knowledgeable in federal civil and criminal practices and procedures.

A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other residents of the district will review all
applications and recommend in confidence to the judges of the district court the five persons whom it
considers best qualified. The Court will make the appointment following an FBI and IRS investigation
of the appointees. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified
candidates, including women and members of minority groups. The salary of each position is now
$185,012 per annum. The term of office is eight years.

Please note that the application form can be accessed on-line at the district’s website:
www.nyed.uscourts.gov. Application forms also may be obtained from the Clerk of Court at 225
Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201, (718) 613-2270. Applications must be personally
prepared by potential nominees and must be received no later than SEPTEMBER 11, 2015. An email
with a copy in Word or PDF sent to NYED-APPLICATIONS@nyed.uscourts.gov and eight (8) paper
copies of the completed application must be mailed or delivered to the office of the Clerk of Court at the
above address.

SDNY NOTICE: SDNY Accepting Applications for Magistrate Judge

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has announced a vacancy for a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position in the White Plains courthouse.  The SDNY’s public notice, which contains additional information about the position and the application, is available on the court’s website at www.nysd.uscourts.gov.  AABANY encourages all qualified attorneys with an interest in serving in the federal judiciary to submit an application, which is due no later than September 30, 2013.  If you have any questions about the position or would like assistance in connection with your application, please contact any of the Co-chairs of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee: 

Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge

The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox is due to expire on October 1, 2013. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include 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; 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 directed to:

Edward Friedland
District Court Executive
U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street, Room 820
New York, NY 10007-1312
Comments must be received by March 8, 2013.

Special Announcement from the Judiciary Committee

For those interested in applying to become a United States Magistrate Judge, here is an announcement from Theo Cheng, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee:

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York has announced a vacancy for a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position in Brooklyn. The EDNY’s public notice, which contains additional information about the position is available on the court’s website at http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/pub/docs/notices/ALC_Vacancy_Public_Notice_PR-10-18-2011.pdf, and the application itself is available on the court’s homepage. AABANY encourages all qualified attorneys with an interest in serving in the federal judiciary to submit an application, which is due no later than January 13, 2012. If you have any questions about the position or would like assistance in connection with your application, please contact AABANY’s Judiciary Committee at judiciary@aabany.org, or any of the co-chairs Vince Chang (vince.chang@aabany.org), Theo Cheng (theo.cheng@aabany.org) or James Chou (james.chou@aabany.org.)