The current terms of the Magistrate Judges Jeffrey N. Cole and Maria G. Valdez end on May 5, 2013 and May 19, 2013, respectively. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §631 and guidelines established by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts, public comments are solicited concerning the reappointment of a magistrate judge.
It is the Court's practice to notify bar associations in the Northern District of Illinois concerning the reappointment of magistrate judges. A copy of the notice being published can be read by clicking on this link: NOTICE. As the notice indicates, comments should be forwarded to Clerk of Court Thomas G. Bruton by Friday, February 22, 2013.
Ted C. Newman, Judicial Support Manager, has asked the Kane County Bar Association to publish this notice. Should you have questions about the notice or the magistrate judge reappointment process, please contact him at 312.435.5359 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.