The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge E. Scott Frost at Abilene is due to expire on June 15, 2019.
Duties of a magistrate judge position, include, but are not limited to, the following:
- conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
- presiding over misdemeanor cases;
- conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on referral of the judges of the district court; and
- presiding over civil cases upon consent of the litigants.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of Judge Frost to a new eight-year term. Written comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether Judge Frost should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments should be sent to:
Clerk of Court
United States District Court
Northern District of Texas
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1452
Dallas, Texas 75242
Comments must be received no later than August 24, 2018.
DATE: June 26, 2018