APPOINTMENT OF A MERIT SELECTION PANEL FOR THE REAPPOINTMENT OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM G. COBB

ORDER APPOINTING MERIT SELECTION PANEL

In accordance with Title 28, United States Code, Section 631 and the Regulations of the Judicial Conference of the United States Establishing Standards and Procedures for the Selection, Appointment, and Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges, a Merit Section Panel is hereby created to consider the reappointment of Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb. This Court hereby appoints the following seven (7) lawyers and two (2) non-lawyers as the Merit Section Panel to consider the reappointment of Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb:

  • Debbie A. Leonard, Esq.; Chairperson – Attorney at Law
  • Donald L. Christensen, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Doreen M. Spears Hartwell, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Rebecca Bruch, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Michael D. Knox, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Alice Campos Mercado, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Albert Frank Pagni, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Barbara Smith Campbell – Principal, The Ferraro Group
  • Lance Wilson – Retired District Court Executive

This Merit Selection Panel shall review the performance of Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb and the operations of his office during his term as United States Magistrate Judge and submit to this Court within ninety (90) days, a written report recommending whether Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb should be reappointed to an additional term of office and any suggested changes which should be made for the improvement of operations of the Court in which Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb presides.

Merit Selection Panel members are hereby advised of restrictions for consideration of future magistrate judge positions in accordance with the Judicial Conference of the United States.