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February 2006

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Judicial Milestones


Appointed: Virginia M. Kendal, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, January 17.

Appointed: W. Keith Watkins, as U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, January 12.

Appointed: James M. Peck, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, January 10.

Appointed: James E. Gates, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, January 27.

Appointed: Oswald Parada, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; January 20.

Appointed: Jacqueline Chooljian, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, January 9.

Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Edith Hollan Jones, to Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, succeeding U.S. Courts of Appeals Judge Carolyn Dineen King, January 16.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, succeeding U.S. District Judge James T. Giles, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, succeeding U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, succeeding U.S. District Judge William G. Young, January 2.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas L. Perkins, to Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gerald D. Fines, January 1.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser, to Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven A. Felsenthal, September 19.

Senior Status: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge David M. Ebel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, January 16.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. Chief District Judge Graham Calder Mullen, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, December 1.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, January 1.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, January 1.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Harry W. McKee, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, January 1