Public Notice for Appointment of New Magistrate Judge
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a fulltime United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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. A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the District Judges in confidence the five (5) persons it considers best qualified. The court will make the appointment following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax check of the applicant selected by the court for appointment. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The current annual salary of the position is $160,080. The term of the office is eight (8) years. Application forms are available online at www.lamd.uscourts.gov. Application forms must be received by Friday, September 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM CST to be considered. Return completed application form to the Clerk of Court by submitting the electronic application form, via email, or via the U. S. Postal Service to email@example.com or U. S. District Court, Attention Nick J. Lorio, 777 Florida Street, Suite 139, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.
Attorney Positions with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office
There are two positions open in the General Liability Section of the Civil Litigation Division of the Attorney General's Office in Baton Rouge. The ideal candidate would have a few years of litigation experience to take over a case load from an attorney leaving the Department of Justice to go into the private sector. The General Liability Section handles a variety of tort claims against state departments and agencies such as automobile accidents, slip/trip and falls, prisoner litigation involving tort claims (not civil rights claims), and defense of state police officers in claims arising out of shooting incidents, police pursuits, and accidents involving officers while in the course and scope of their duties with the state. Salary is usually contingent on years of experience. If interested, please contact Rodney Ramsey at (225)326-6386. All information and discussions will be kept confidential.
United States Attorney's Office
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana recently announced vacancies for Civil and Criminal AUSAs. It has not been determined, but it is very likely that these positions will be filled in our Shreveport office.