Dana A. Barbata Appointed to United States Magistrate Judge Selection Panel

Cades associate, Dana A. Barbata, has been appointed to a nine-member merit selection panel to assist in the selection of the next Federal Magistrate Judge following the retirement of Magistrate Judge Kevin S.C. Chang in January 2019.  Dana A. Barbata was also reappointed to select the replacement of Judge Puglisi and reappointed to the merit selection panel to vet magistrate applications.

Magistrate judges are appointed to eight-year terms and handle civil pretrial and evidentiary proceedings, civil trials with the consent of the parties, preliminary criminal proceedings, the trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases, and other matters authorized by federal law.