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“Given the bloated dockets that district courts have now come to expect as ordinary, the role of the magistrate [judge] in today’s federal judicial system is nothing less than indispensable.

Peretz v. United States, 501 U.S. 923, 928 (1991) (emphasis added)

Who We Are

The Federal Magistrate Judges Association is a national association of United States Magistrate Judges comprised of more than 800 active and retired members. Our mission is to support United States Magistrate Judges and the vital role they play in the United States Courts.

Message from the FMJA

The FMJA proudly welcomes our new president Shiva Hodges of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. Judge Hodges will serve as president for the 2024-2025 term.


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