Works with the FMJA Executive Director to organize the Annual Convention held every summer in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center.
Provides oversight and advice on all financial aspects of the FMJA, including, but not limited to, investment policy, monthly financial statement review, yearly taxes, and budget.
Ignacio Tirado- Chair
Oversees publication, revision and maintenance of the Quarterly Bulletin as well as provide communications to FMJA membership on relevant topics.
Helen Adams (Chair)
Provides periodic review of the current by-laws and recommend updates/edits to the Board for consideration.
Nancy Joseph- Chair
Provides resources to the community, including schools on the U.S. Judicial System in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and FMJA. Provides resources to U.S. Magistrate Judges who are interested in educating their local communities.
Kimberly Priest-Johnson – Co-chair
Omar Aboulhosn – Co-chair
Hope Thai Cannon
Michael E. Hegarty
Robert W. Trumble
Promotes and educates on the importance of diversity on the bench to the judiciary, bar and community. The committee also reviews and recommends nominees for the Diversity Award to the Executive Committee. Other activities of the committee have included a video project of interviews of diverse magistrate judges, panels of diverse magistrate judges addressing the bar on their path to the bench, and Robes in the Schools.
Sunil Harjani – Co-Chair
Maria Audero- Co-Chair
Jerusha T. Adams
Therese Wiley Dancks
Janis van Meerveld
Diana Song Quiroga
Jason Allen Robertson
Edits and publishes the Federal Courts Law Review, which was founded in 1997. The editorial board, composed of U.S. Magistrate Judges and law school professors, uniquely combines the insight of the federal judiciary with the perspective of law school academics.
Michael J. Frank – Editor-in-Chief
Mary Pat Thynge – Executive Editor
Richard A. Lanzillo – Articles Editor & First Circuit Representative
John Anderson (4th)
Jennifer Boal (1st)
Jeffrey Gilbert (7th)
G. Michael Harvey (D.C.)
Teresa J. James (10th)
Gary R. Jones (11th)
Collin Lindsay (6th)
Jeremiah McCarthy (2nd)
David D. Noce (8th)
Christine A. Nowak (5th)
Karen Stevenson (9th)
At Large Editors:
Douglas E. Miller
Katharine H. Parker
David T. Schultz
Thomas D. Rowe, Jr.
The History and Archives Committee preserves information and artifacts about the FMJA and its members. At the Annual Meeting, it presents memorials, in the form of an In Memoriam bulletin, about Magistrate Judges who have passed away and distributes and presents resolutions to each Magistrate Judge’s family. The Committee prepares a Trivia Quiz for occasional inclusion in the newsletter or website and presentation at the Annual Meeting dinner as a way to foster collegiality and encourage membership in FMJA. The Committee preserves any archival material forwarded to it by members
(primarily by sending it on to the Executive Director). The Committee obtains oral histories of FMJA members or those who have shaped the MJ system by collecting existing interviews and by video recording at the Annual Meeting and through other virtual platforms. Since 2018, the Committee has prepared short bios of new FMJA members to share at the MJ Summer workshop and Annual meeting to welcome them and provide points of common interest to encourage dialogue.
Joi Peake – Co-chair
Barbara McAuliffe – Co-chair
Stephen W. Smith
Organizes a bi-annual trip to an international location to explore and experience different parts of the world. Typically includes visits to Courts for exchange of best practices and ideas.
James M. Hopkins – Co-chair
Deborah Smith – Co-chair
Suzanne Mitchell – Co-chair
Andy Schopler – Co-chair
Jan M. Adler
Stanley A. Boone
Elizabeth D. Laporte
Diana Song Quiroga
Monitors legislation that affects members of the judiciary, particularly U.S. Magistrate Judges. Works in conjunction with sister organizations, Federal Judges Association and National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Robert Numbers – Co-Chair
Alan Baverman (former Chair)
Robert B. Collings
Patricia L. Dodge
The MJSTAR Committee was formed in late 2020 for the purpose of addressing issues relating to the use of MJSTAR to assess Magistrate Judge workloads in all judicial districts, in light of the emphasis on MJSTAR data in decision-making by the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judge System.
Kristen Mix – Chair
Kimberly Priest-Johnson – Chair Task Force 2
Mark Falk -Co-chair Task Force 3
Shiva Hodges – Co-chair Task Force 3
Amanda Arnold Sansone
Mary Alice Theiler
Chaired by the Immediate Past President, the committee solicits interest in serving as an officer, primarily as Secretary. Confirms and recommends that the remainder of the Officers each year are willing and able to continue.
Provides resources to part-time U.S. Magistrate Judges as well as information to the Board about any concerns/questions specifically related to part-time U.S. Magistrate Judges.
Gordon Gallagher – Chair
Provides resources to retired/recalled U.S. Magistrate Judges as well as information to the Board about any concerns/questions specifically related to retired/recalled U.S. Magistrate judges.
Holly Fitzsimmons – Chair
Faith M. Angell
Paul J. Cleary
Aaron E. Goodstein
Ronald J. Hedges
Evaluates and reports on Rules affecting U.S. Magistrate Judges proposed by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Doug Miller – Co-Chair
Katharine Parker – Co-Chair
Joe B. Brown
Barbara D. Holmes
Mary Pat Thynge
Robert W. Trumble
Provides information regarding safety and security for U.S. Magistrate Judges, their families and staff, whether it be physical or electronic safety.
Donald Cabell – Chair
Elizabeth Preston Deavers
Dena Hanovice Palermo
Robert W. Trumble
This committee provides support and encouragement to members.
Mike Aloi, Chair
information to the community about the proper use of the title of U.S.
Magistrate Judge, including contacting the press, local bar associations,
websites, and others who use the incorrect title. This year, the Committee will
be updating the Wikipedia page for the Magistrate Judges that provides an
overview of our job description to reflect our position in the district courts
more accurately. In addition, we are looking into updating the pages for each
U.S. District Court to list the names and dates of service for the current
Magistrate Judges. We also plan to work with the AO to correct mistitling in AO
forms and on CM/ECF. We also ask our members to inform the Committee of any
mistitling that requires correction. Finally, we encourage our members to write
articles regarding the U.S. Magistrate Judge position for publication in the
FMJA Bulletin or other periodicals.
Dena Palermo – Co-Chair
William Matthewman – Co-Chair
Reviews website with suggestions for edits and additional material to help keep it current.