U.S. Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the District Court of Guam in Hagåtña, Guam. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community’s belief that a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the community’s diversity.

The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging: (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 a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.

Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally or by mail and must be received on or before Friday, June 14, 2019, 3:00 PM to be considered. Applicants must submit one (1) original and eight (8) copies to:
District Court of Guam
Chambers of Hon. Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
Attn: Merit Selection Panel
520 W Soledad Ave Fl 4
Hagåtña, GU 96910

Please refer to the attached Announcement and Application form for more details.
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Date Issued: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019