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Public Notice for the Re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Patricia D. Barksdale

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United States District Court
Middle District of Florida

Public Notice for the Re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Patricia D. Barksdale

 

United States Magistrate Judge Patricia D. Barksdale’s term expires on October 31, 2021. As required by law, the Middle District of Florida has established a merit selection panel to consider the re-appointment of Judge Barksdale to an eight-year term in Jacksonville, 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 Monday, March 15, 2021, an interested person can submit to the following address, or by e-mail to Submissions@flmd.uscourts.gov, a comment about Judge Barksdale’s 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

February 01, 2021