The district judges for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia have appointed Frank Beacham to the Court’s Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. The Panel consists of nine attorneys and two lay persons. The purpose of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel is to review the service of Magistrate Judges who are eligible for reappointment, and to screen and interview candidates for appointment as magistrate judges. Beacham’s service on the Merit Selection Panel is expected to be completed by fall of 2006. Beacham, former law clerk to the Honorable Harold L. Murphy, U.S. District Court, Rome Division, has been with Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis since 2004.