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Report to the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Judicial Branch

In October 2016, the Federal Bar Association announced a new national Civics Initiative, undertaken with the support of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. FBA President Judge Michael Newman presented the FBA Civics Initiative Report to the Judicial conference of the U.S. Committee on the Judicial Branch on May 18. View the complete report.

Congressional Record: Recognizing Judge Michael Newman's Accomplishments

"I rise today to recognize the Honorable Michael J. Newman, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and who is president of the Federal Bar Association for his achievements in piloting a special veterans court in Dayton, Ohio.

Statement from the FBA Board of Directors on Judicial Independence

Judicial independence, free of external pressure or political intimidation, lies at the foundation of our constitutional democracy. Click to read more.

Court Camps Grow in Popularity as FBA and Judges Prepare Students for The Future

Watch for court camps to trend in 2017 as a growing number of federal courts, FBA chapters, and law schools come together to bring students into courtrooms and law school classrooms.

A Guide to the Federal Magistrate Judges System—Updated October 2016

In the United States District Courts, there are two types of federal judges: United States District Judges (confirmed by the Senate with life tenure); and United States Magistrate Judges (appointed through a merit selection process for renewable, eight year terms).


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