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Magistrate Judge Lammens seeks reappointment


United States Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens’ term expires on July 1, 2020.

As required by law, the U.S. Middle District has established a merit selection panel to consider the reappointment of Judge Lammens to an eight-year term in Ocala.

The duties of a U.S. magistrate judge, specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636, include conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, trying misdemeanor cases, conducting pre-trial matters and evidentiary proceedings after delegation from a district judge, and trying civil cases with the consent of the litigants.

No later than Sunday, December 15, an interested person can submit to the following address, or by email to [email protected], a comment about
the prospective reappointment: Elizabeth M. Warren, Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Attn: Magistrate Judge Reappointment, 401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100, Orlando 32801-0210.

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