Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar

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As stated in General Order No. 21-09, Alka Sagar has been reappointed as a full-time Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California for a term of eight years beginning on August 21, 2021, when her current term is scheduled to expire.  Her official duty station will continue to be Los Angeles, California.

Judge Sagar was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in 2013. Prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where she held the positions of Deputy Chief in the Major Frauds Section and Deputy Chief in the Major Crimes Section and handled complex fraud and criminal tax prosecutions. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she was an associate at two Los Angeles law firms. Judge Sagar also served as judge pro tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Sagar received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

The Central District of California has 24 authorized full-time and one part-time Magistrate Judge positions.  The duties of Magistrate Judges include presiding over civil cases by consent of the parties and preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; the trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; conducting discovery hearings, settlement conferences and various other pretrial hearings in civil cases; and other matters as may be assigned.