Alameda County
Bar Association

Magistrate Judge Reappointment – Kandis A. Westmore 



U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

The current term of office for United States Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is due to expire on February 20, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new 8-year term.

The duties of the magistrate judge position include the following:

  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 the judges of the district court;
  4. trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and
  5. conduct of settlement conferences.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether Magistrate Judge Westmore should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments should be submitted in writing no later than May 15, 2019, to:

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Comments may also be emailed to: