Notice Of A Magistrate Judges Availability Form. This is a Indiana form and can be use in District Court Federal.
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA ____________________________, Plaintiff, v. ____________________________, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. _____-CV-______ NOTICE AND CONSENT Notice of a magistrate judge’s availability. A United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action (including a jury or nonjury trial) and to order the entry of a final judgment. The judgment may then be appealed directly to the United States court of appeals like any other judgment of this court. A magistrate judge may exercise this authority only if all parties voluntarily consent. The law requires district judges to give their criminal docket priority over civil and other matters. If your case is before a district judge, the case’s proceedings—including trial—may be delayed and the litigation costs associated with the case may increase. The Civil Justice Reform Act requires the court to address costs and delays in resolving civil disputes. The Judicial Conference of the United States encourages courts to designate magistrate judges to conduct all proceedings in civil cases. Doing so allows the court to set not only an earlier trial date but also a firm trial setting. You may consent to have your case referred to a magistrate judge, or you may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences. The name of any party withholding consent will not be revealed to any judge who may otherwise be involved with your case. Consent to a magistrate judge’s authority. The following parties consent to have a United States magistrate judge conduct all proceedings in this case including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all posttrial proceedings. Parties’ printed names Signatures of parties or attorneys Dates ________________________ __________________________________ ____________________ ________________________ __________________________________ ____________________ ________________________ __________________________________ ____________________ ________________________ __________________________________ ____________________ Note: Return this form to the clerk of court within 21 days of the Initial Preliminary Pretrial Conference and only if you are consenting to the exercise of jurisdiction by a United States magistrate judge. Do not return this form to a judge. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com