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Public Notice from the United States District Court

Public notice of proposed reappointment of Honorable Patrick J. Hanna as United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Louisiana for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division.
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna is due to expire on November 30, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new term.

The duties of the magistrate judge position include the following: (1) conduct 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 the judges of the district court; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to:

Mr. Douglas Truxillo, Chairman
Onebane Law Firm
P.O. Box 3507
Lafayette, La 70502-3507

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Comments must be received no later than June 2, 2017