• Public notice for appointment of a United States Magistrate Judge

    The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of Iowa. The position will be based in Des Moines. The current annual salary of the position is $205,528. The term of office is eight years.

    Magistrate judge duties are demanding and wide-ranging and include: (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.