21 People Apply For Magistrate Judge Position
As noted earlier this week, Magistrate Judge Crigler is going to step down from the bench at the end of this month, and the Western District of Virginia has solicited applications to find a replacement. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports that twenty-one attorneys have applied for the job. A 10-member advisory panel has been appointed and will review the applications in the next 45 to 60 days. The advisory panel will recommend the five most qualified candidates. According to Chief Judge Glen Conrad, the district judges will interview those five candidates and select one to serve the eight year term for the federal court. Other judges will cover Judge Crigler's workload until a new magistrate judge is selected. Although Judge Crigler's offices were in Charlottesville, the new magistrate judge will be based in Harrisonburg.