Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Seeking Applications: Merit Selection Panel Members

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The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel (Panel). Currently, there is one vacant position on the Panel. This successful applicant will begin serving on the Panel January 1, 2020. Panel members serve a three-year term which is renewable for one additional term of service. The Panel’s function is to: (1) evaluate and recommend to the District Judges the best qualified applicants for appointment to the position of United States Magistrate Judge; and (2) evaluate and recommend to the District Judges whether an incumbent Magistrate Judge whose term is expiring should be reappointed to a new term of office.

Interested persons should complete the application, which can be found on the Court’s website under the Merit Selection Panel Application section located in the “Attorneys” tab of the Court’s homepage. Please email completed applications no later than September 27, 2019 to MSP_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov (link sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail).

Kiry K. Gray
District Court Executive/Clerk of Court
August 1, 2019