November 1, 2019

Public Notice for Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge


The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Mark P. Lane is due to expire on March 29, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Lane to a new eight-year term.

The duties of a United States Magistrate Judge include: (1) the conduct of preliminary proceedings in felony criminal cases; (2) the trial and disposition of misdemeanor criminal cases; (3) the trial of civil cases upon the consent of the litigants, and (4) the conduct of pretrial proceedings, including evidentiary hearings, in civil matters referred to the Magistrate Judge by the Judges of the District Court.

Comments are invited from members of the bar and the public as to whether U.S. Magistrate Judge Lane should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court.

All comments should be directed to U.S. District Court, Ms. Lorre K. Kukla, Director of Human Resources, Attn.: Magistrate Reappointment Panel for Judge Lane, 727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Suite A-403, San Antonio, Texas, 78206. Please mark envelope Personal & Confidential. Comments must be received no later than December 6, 2019.

The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer