Pro Se Prisoner Litigation Consent-Refusal Of Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction
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Pro Se Prisoner Litigation Consent-Refusal Of Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction Form. This is a Massachusetts form and can be use in District Court Federal.
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
Civil Action No.
NOTICE TO PARTIES IN PRO SE PRISONER LITIGATION CASES
DO NOT SCAN
This case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge ___________________ for all purposes. Please read the
attached General Order for further information regarding this assignment. Each party is responsible for submitting this
form to the Court advising that all parties consent to (or refuse) the Magistrate Judge’s jurisdiction. Each party is to file
their consent or refusal on paper, with the Clerk’s Office clearly marked as DO NOT SCAN.
While consent to the assignment of the case to the Magistrate Judge is entirely voluntary, and no adverse
substantive consequences of any kind will redound to an attorney or party refusing consent, submission of this executed
form, memorializing consent or refusal to the final assignment to the Magistrate Judge is mandatory. This document is
to be filed on paper with the Clerk’s Office within thirty days after the date of service on the last party.
CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and Rule 73(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the undersigned
pro se party or counsel of record consents to have the above named Magistrate Judge conduct all further proceedings
in this case, including bench or jury trial, and order the entry of final judgment, with direct review by the First Circuit
Court of Appeals if any appeal is filed.
(If additional space is needed, additional forms may be attached)
- - OR - REFUSAL TO CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
(To Be Completed If the Party Declines to Consent)
In accordance with General Order 07-4 , dated December 4, 2007, and as modified by General Order 09-3
(dated March 3, 2009) and General Order 10-1 (dated February 2, 2010) the parties advise the Court that at least one
party does not consent to the Magistrate Judge’s jurisdiction.
The case will be randomly assigned to a U.S. District Judge for further proceedings. If you elect to have the
case proceed before a U.S. District Judge, the above named Magistrate Judge shall continue to be assigned to this case
to hear matters referred by the District Judge, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Rule 72 of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure.
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