How to address a federal magistrate?

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Renzo
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How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby Renzo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:40 pm

I need to email a federal magistrate for something non-court related. Using "Judge" would be a lie (wouldn't it?), but "Mr./Ms." seems to informal.

What would you do?

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MrKappus
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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby MrKappus » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:41 pm

http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/staff/Sty ... 020031.pdf

"Dear Federal Magistrate Citizen." lol...

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:41 pm

You can still use Judge.

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:02 pm

Renzo wrote:I need to email a federal magistrate for something non-court related. Using "Judge" would be a lie (wouldn't it?), but "Mr./Ms." seems to informal.

What would you do?


1) They're a federal magistrate judge; not just a magistrate. See 28 U.S.C. § 631.

2) As they are a judge, they should be addressed as Judge.

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby Renzo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:12 pm

Good enough for me.

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby Renzo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:15 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Everyone in my courthouse refers to the magistrates as "Judge." This was the case at the courhouse nearest my law school, also.

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Oh, and would that be tax court?

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby rupert.pupkin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:18 pm

Your Magisty

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby Renzo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:19 pm

rupert.pupkin wrote:Your Magisty

I like "Your Magistrate"

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby kalvano » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:27 pm

"The Magister".

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Re: How to address a federal magistrate?

Postby Renzo » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:20 am

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
Renzo wrote:
G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Everyone in my courthouse refers to the magistrates as "Judge." This was the case at the courhouse nearest my law school, also.

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Oh, and would that be tax court?

United States Court of Appeals for the ____ Circuit. There are district judges, magistrate judges, and BK judges in the courthouse, too.

Naw, it was supposed to be a joke, but it's not funny. My bad--doing to many things at once.




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