Reappointment of Federal Public Defender Lisa Peebles

The current term of office of Federal Public Defender Lisa Peebles, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York is due to expire on October 24, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Ms. Peebles to a new four year term of office and has determined that she appears to merit reappointment subject to public
notice and opportunity for public comment. The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3006A(g)(2)(A) and, upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise his/her authority. Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding the reappointment of Federal Public Defender Lisa Peebles to a new term of office. All comments will be kept confidential and should be directed to:

Karen Greve Milton
Circuit Executive
U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit
40 Foley Square
New York, NY 10007

Comments must be received no later than September 11, 2017.

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.