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March 2006

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Judiciary Honors Mecham

Leonidas Ralph Mecham, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. presented the Judicial Conference resolution honoring AO Director Leonidas Ralph Mecham, and lauded Mecham's contributions to the federal courts. Roberts said, "it has been extraordinarily helpful to me in getting started in my position to have Ralph Mecham and his decades of experience there at my side to call on during the period in which everything is new for me."

The Great Hall of the Supreme Court was the setting for a Judicial Conference dinner honoring retiring Administrative Office Director Leonidas Ralph Mecham. Members of Mecham's family, friends including Senators Orrin Hatch and Robert F. Bennett, several Supreme Court justices, and members of the Judicial Conference attended.

Circuit Executive for the 11th Circuit Norman E. Zoller, on behalf of the Circuit Executives, gave Mecham a memento of his years of service.

Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan, chair of the Conference Executive Committee, presented Mecham and his wife Barbara with a remembrance from the committee.