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Public Notice: Re-appointment of Magistrate Judge in Ocala

United States Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens's term expires on July 1, 2020. As required by law, the Middle District has established a merit selection panel to consider the re-appointment of Judge Lammens to an eight-year term in Ocala, Florida.

The duties of a United States magistrate judge, specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636, include conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, trying misdemeanor cases, conducting pre-trial matters and evidentiary proceedings after delegation from a district judge, and trying civil cases with the consent of the litigants.

No later than Sunday, December 15, 2019, an interested person can submit to the following address, or by e-mail to, a comment about the prospective re-appointment:

Elizabeth M. Warren, Clerk of Court
United States District Court
Middle District of Florida
Attn: Magistrate Judge Re-appointment
401 W. Central Blvd. Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801-0210

November 04, 2019