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Welcome to the official website for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. We have offices in Bluefield, Beckley, Charleston, and Huntington.

Court Locations

601 Federal Street, Room 2303
Bluefield, WV 24701

Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse
300 Virginia Street, East, Suite 2400
Charleston, WV 25301

Sidney L. Christie Federal Building
845 Fifth Avenue, Room 101
Huntington, WV 25701

110 North Heber Street,
Room 119
Beckley, WV 25801

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE - JUNE 2015

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full time United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia at Bluefield, West Virginia. 
 
The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.
 
The current annual salary of the position is $185,012.00. The term of office is eight (8) years.
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