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Jim Starr Retirement Event
Clerk Jim Starr Retirement Event
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
The current term of appointment for Chief Deputy Clerk/United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire is due to expire on January 14, 2014. The Court is required by law to establish a panel to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new four-year term.
In addition to the administrative duties in the Clerk’s Office, the judicial duties of this combined Chief Deputy Clerk/Magistrate Judge position include (1) providing coverage in the absence of the full-time Magistrate Judge; (2) conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the District Judges; and (4) trying and disposing of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic jurisdiction of the United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.
Members of the bar and the public are invited to comment on whether Daniel J. Lynch should be recommended by the panel for reappointment to the court as a combined Chief Deputy Clerk/Magistrate Judge. All comments will be confidential and only reviewed by the Merit Selection Panel and the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
Comments should be directed to James R. Starr, Clerk of Court, 55 Pleasant Street, Room 110, Concord, NH 03301 and marked MERIT PANEL SELECTION-CONFIDENTIAL.
Comments must be received by: September 27, 2013.