ORDER REGARDING CONSENT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY CASES
VICTORIA A. ROBERTS, District Judge.
In the interest of the prompt and efficient adjudication of this case, it is ordered that the parties discuss whether they are willing to consent, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), to have a Magistrate Judge conduct all further proceedings.
If both parties consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge, counsel for Defendant must, within two weeks of the date of this order, file a fully executed Notice, Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form, a copy of which is attached to this order (and is also available in fillable format at:
If either party does not consent, the parties must file a joint notice, within two weeks of the date of this order, advising the Court that the parties do not consent. Do not disclose the identity of the party or parties who do not consent.
The parties are free to withhold consent without negative consequences.