Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge
Parties’ consent to proceed before a Magistrate Judge would allow the court to resolve the entire case. Please review 28 U.S.C. § 636 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73 regarding trial by consent. The court strongly encourages counsel to inform their clients of this option and to discuss it with opposing counsel. If the parties wish to consent, the Magistrate Judge Consent Form
must be completed and filed with the court.
Parties may also enter into a limited consent to allow the Magistrate Judge to have full authority to resolve specific matters without intervention by the District Judge.