United States Magistrate Judge John F. Moulds (JFM)


Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge 1986. Served as Chief Magistrate Judge 1987 - 1997. Part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of California January, 1983 to December, 1985.



Stanford University, 1955 - 1958

California State University, Sacramento, B.A. with honors, 1960

University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1966


Professional Career:


Research Analyst, California State Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Education

1961 - 1963

Administrative Assistant, California State Senator Albert S. Rodda

1964 - 1966

Legal Editor, California Continuing Education of the Bar

1966 - 1968

California Rural Legal Assistance, Staff Attorney


Sacramento Legal Aid, Staff Attorney

1968 - 1969

California Rural Legal Assistance, Directing Attorney, Marysville field office and Sacramento legislative advocacy office

1969 - 1985

Private Practice, Sacramento, CA


Professional Organizations

President, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, 1992-93. Officer and Director, 1988-92