AO 85 (Rev. 01/09) Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
__________ District of __________
Civil Action No.
NOTICE, CONSENT, AND REFERENCE OF A CIVIL ACTION TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Notice of a magistrate judge’s availability. A United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all
proceedings in this civil action (including a jury or nonjury trial) and to order the entry of a final judgment. The judgment may
then be appealed directly to the United States court of appeals like any other judgment of this court. A magistrate judge may
exercise this authority only if all parties voluntarily consent.
You may consent to have your case referred to a magistrate judge, or you may withhold your consent without adverse
substantive consequences. The name of any party withholding consent will not be revealed to any judge who may otherwise
be involved with your case.
Consent to a magistrate judge’s authority. The following parties consent to have a United States magistrate judge
conduct all proceedings in this case including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings.
Parties’ printed names
Signatures of parties or attorneys
IT IS ORDERED: This case is referred to a United States magistrate judge to conduct all proceedings and
order the entry of a final judgment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73.
District Judge’s signature
Printed name and title
Return this form to the clerk of court only if you are consenting to the exercise of jurisdiction by a United States
magistrate judge. Do not return this form to a judge.