Seeking Applications: Attorney 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 Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.  This recruitment seeks to replace seven Panel member positions whose terms will expire at the end of this year.  The successful applicants will join the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel effective January 1, 2024.  Panel members serve a three-year term which is renewable for one additional three-year 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 8, 2023, to


Kiry K. Gray
District Court Executive/Clerk of Court

August 2, 2023