US Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen to Retire from Southern Nevada Bench

Appointment Process for New Magistrate to Begin; Applications Due October 1, 2018

U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen, circa 2002

Recently, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada announced that United States Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen will be retiring on April 30, 2019. See press release (PDF) to download: Leen-press-release-retirement

The court commented that after 18 years of dedicated service to the court,

“Judge Leen has diligently served as a Magistrate Judge in the District of Nevada since January 16, 2001. The Court extends its gratitude to Judge Leen for her years of service to the federal judiciary and to the community.”

The court also provided information relevant to the process for appointment of a new magistrate judge to serve. See public notice (PDF) to download: 18-07-23-Abbrev-Public-Notice-MJ-Vacancy-(Leen)

“The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the District of Nevada to be located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The current annual salary of the position is $191,360. The term of office is eight years.”

A full public notice for the magistrate judge position and an application form is available on the website for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. See Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Clerk of Court at (702) 464-5456.