Magistrate Judge Vacancy - San Francisco & San Jose

  • 02 Aug 2017 4:17 PM
    Message # 5009389
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications for the office of United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of California are now invited. The successful applicant will maintain chambers in the San Jose or San Francisco Divisions. Applications must be addressed to Susan Y. Soong, Clerk, U.S. District Court, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 and must be received no later than August 31, 2017.  Applications delivered in-person must be received by 4:00 pm.

    To meet the minimum qualifications for appointment, applicants:

    (1) Must be members in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States.

    (2) Must have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years.  The court may consider as substitute experience for the active practice of law the following, including any combination thereof:

    (a) Judge of a state court of record or other state judicial officer
    (b) United States Magistrate Judge
    (c) Bankruptcy Judge or other federal judicial officer
    (d) Attorney for federal or state agencies
    (e) No more than two years as a law clerk to any judge or judicial officer or as a staff attorney or pro se law clerk in a court
    (f) Other substantial legal experience (subsequent to receipt of a law degree or license to practice law), not included in (a) through (e) above, which is suitable as a substitute in the opinion of the majority of the court.

    (3) Must be competent to perform the duties of the office, of good moral character, emotionally stable and mature, committed to equal justice under the law, in good health, patient, courteous, and capable of deliberation and decisiveness when required to act on own reason and judgment.

    (4) At the time of initial appointment, must not be related by blood or marriage to a judge of the District Court to which the magistrate judge is being appointed, within the degrees specified in § 458 of Title 28 of the United States Code.

    (5) In the case of an initial appointment, must not be 70 years of age or older.
    The appointment of a magistrate judge terminates when the magistrate judge reaches age 70; however, 28 U.S.C. § 631(d) permits a magistrate judge 70 years of age or older to continue to serve and to be reappointed for sequential one-year terms upon majority vote of all active district judges.

    Must be a citizen of the United States.

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