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Seeking Applications: Non-Attorney Merit Selection Panel Members

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The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from non-attorney individuals interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.

OVERVIEW
The Merit Selection 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.

Merit Selection Panel members serve three-year terms and may be eligible for one subsequent term. Merit Selection Panel members serve the Court in a voluntary capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A general understanding of the federal court system and the role a magistrate judge plays in the Central District of California;
  • The ability to think analytically;
  • The ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment;
  • Possess strong oral, writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Live within the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (including: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County, San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County).

HOW TO APPLY
Interested persons should submit the following documents for consideration:

  • A cover letter including why you wish to serve on the Merit Selection Panel, what you can contribute that makes you a good candidate for appointment and a how you satisfy the qualification standards listed above;
  • A resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A description of your qualifications for this position; and
  • Three references.

Please email these documents no later than August 21, 2020, to MSP_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov.
 

Kiry K. Gray
District Court Executive/Clerk of Court
August 3, 2020