2. The Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA)

posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Susan Moeller   [ updated May 6, 2012, 7:53 PM ]
The Federal Magistrate Judges Association
 is a voluntary not-for-profit association of federal trial judges who serve in accordance with Article I of the U.S. Constitution. The FMJA is devoted to promoting cooperation among the Magistrate Judges, and supporting the administration of the magistrate judges system by meeting with members of Congress, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding policy issues concerning its member judges. The Association further seeks to educate the public about the importance of the magistrate judge system and working through its rules committee seeks to influence positive change in various rules of procedure affecting federal courts. 

In 2011, in connection with its purpose of educating the public, the FMJA joined forces with the FJA and NCBJ on the Civics Education Task Force initiative to provide a web based ready resource for federal judges who teach civics to various sectors of the public.