PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks at Syracuse, New York is due to expire on February 9, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight- year term.
The duties of a magistrate judge position in this court include the following:
(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of
misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on
delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) preparation of report and recommendations to
the judges of the district court on prisoner civil rights cases, habeas corpus cases, social
security appeal cases and other civil matters as referred by the judges of the district court; and
(5) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to the attention of the Committee Chair; in care of: John M. Domurad, Clerk of Court,
U.S. District Court, 100 S. Clinton Street, P.O. Box 7367, Syracuse, New York 13261-7367.
Comments must be received by September 15, 2019.
THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER