Monday, December 13, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM CST
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This is an online event. Zoom link to follow. 



Katherine S. Barrett Wiik 
Minnesota Chapter Federal Bar Association 



Becoming a Federal Magistrate Judge - 
Duties, Appointment, and Discussion

Monday, December 13, 2021
4:30-6:00pm via Zoom

Please join us for a webinar featuring federal judges, practitioners, and former members of the District of Minnesota’s magistrate-judge merit selection panels, as they discuss the diverse work of a magistrate judge and demystify the application and selection process.

This event aims to raise awareness about the magistrate judge role and encourage interest in forthcoming vacancies by many qualified applicants from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. It will also highlight the broad range of legal experiences and pathways through the profession that can lead to the magistrate judge position.

Tara Norgard will moderate panel discussions featuring Chief Judge John Tunheim, Judge Susan Richard Nelson, Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson, Magistrate Judge Tony Leung, and Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright, as well as law clerks to magistrate judges and representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

The Zoom event will feature a two-part panel discussion focused upon the job duties and selection process, to be followed by smaller group ”Q&A” break-out discussions with current and former magistrate judges. 1.0 general CLE credit will be sought.