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Why has a magistrate judge been assigned to my case?

Filing without an attorney FAQ

Magistrate judges are judicial officers appointed by the court to assist in the work of the court. They can also decide civil cases when both parties agree to have the case heard by a magistrate judge instead of a district judge. A form that gives the parties the option to have their case heard by a magistrate judge is provided by the Clerk's Office.



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Filing Without an Attorney-Court Proceedings