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April 2008

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Judicial Milestones


As of April 1, 2008

Appointed: Alan S. Trust, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, April 2.

Appointed: Frank James Santoro, as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, February 21.

Appointed: John V. Acosta, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, March 5.

Appointed: Candy W. Dale, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, March 30.

Appointed: Gregory A. White, as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, March 1.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Monti L. Belot, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, March 4.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Walker D. Miller, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, March 31.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Raslavich, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Diane Weiss Sigmund, March 1.

Resigned: U.S. District Judge Mark Filip, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, March 9, to accept an appointment as Deputy Attorney General.

Resigned: U.S. District Judge Martin J. Jenkins, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, April 4, to accept an appointment as Associate Justice of the California Courts of Appeal.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald C. Ashmanskas, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, March 4.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Hemann, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, February 29.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Mikel H. Williams, U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, March 29.

Resigned: U.S. Magistrate Judge Monica J. Benton, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, February 29.

Deceased: Senior U.S. District Judge William D. Browning, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, February 26.

Deceased: Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, March 25.

Correction: In the March 2008 Milestones, Earle Hagan was identified as a former U.S. bankruptcy judge. While Mr. Hagan was a well-respected attorney and regarded as one of the top mediators in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, he never served as a bankruptcy judge.