TE~OURNAL ~~~~~~~~~ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS GALVESTON, TEXAS APPOINTMENT OF FULL· TIME UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS TEXAS BAR JOURNAL STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Michelle Hunter COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION DIRECTOR J oh n S irm an GRAPHIC DESIGNER Lowell Brown MANAGING EOITOR Antonio C. Garc ia II MARKETING AND OUTREACH MANAGER Patr ici a Busa McConnico ASSOCIATE EOITOR Susa n Brennan The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas is soliciting qualified applicants in order to appoint a full-time United States magistrate judge for its Galveston Division . The current annual salary of the position is $188,692 . The term of office is 8 years. A full public notice for the position and application forms are available in the office of the United States District Clerk at Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen and Victoria. The notice is also available on the Court's website at wwwJxs.uscourts.gov . Applications may be submitted in person or by mail at the Office of the United States District Clerk, Southern District of Texas; 515 Rusk Street, Room 1215, Houston, Texas 77002 ; Attn : Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee . All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m . on March 13, 2017 . All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure . Applications will be ex amined only by members of the merit selection committee and judges of the district court. The committee's deliberations will remain confidential. Jilli an Beck STATE BAR OF TEXAS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS PRESIDENT CHAIR OF THE BOARO DALLAS Frank Stevenson PRESIDENT-ELECT J ose "Joe" Escobedo Jr. McALLEN IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR OF THE BOARD Tom Vick WEATHERFORD David E. C h a mb e rl a in AusnN IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Allan K. DuBois BOARO OF DIRECTORS SA NANTONIO Rehan Alimohammad SUGAR LAND Christy Amuny BEAUMONT Barbara R. Bass TYLER Micah Belden SHERMAN Amy P. Bryan STEPHENVILLE H. Alan Carmichael SWEETWATER E. Leon Carter DALLAS Jeff Chandler SAN ANGELO Escrella Escobar EL PASO Sylvia Borunda Firth EL PASO Laura Gibson HOUSTON Ricky G. Gonzalez SAN ANTONIO Ann Greenberg AUSTIN August W . Harris III AUSTIN Angelica Hernandez HOUSTON Joe "Rice" Horkey Jr. LUBBOCK Sam Houston SAN ANTONIO Joseph Indelicato Jr. HOUSTON John V. Jansonius DALLAS Sarah Clower Keathley CORSICANA Mary Abbott Martin HOUSTON Rudolph K. Metayer AUSTIN Brian Miller CORPUS CHRISTI Gary L. Nickelson FORT WORTH Christopher Oddo AUSTIN Curtis Pritchard CLEBURNE Bai 1 i B. Rhodes COLLEGE STATION Lisa S. Richardson ROUND ROCK Ruben S. Robles El PASO Fidel Rodriguez Jr. SAN ANTONIO Scott Rothenberg HOUSTON Gregory W. Sampson DALLAS Lance D. Sharp AUSTIN Scort Sherwood PANHANDLE Rebecca Simmons SAN ANTONIO Scott P. Sto ll ey DALLAS C. 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