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December 2011

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Judicial Milestones


As of December 1, 2011

Appointed: Stephen A. Higginson, as a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, November 2.

Appointed: Richard G. Andrews, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, November 8.

Appointed: U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, October 20.

Appointed: Robert D. Mariani, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, November 10.

Appointed: Robert N. Scola, Jr.,as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, October 25.

Appointed: U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott W. Skavdahl,as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, November 8.

Appointed: Neil W. Bason, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, October 24.

Appointed: Julia W. Brand, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, October 24.

Appointed: Thomas M. Renn, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, October 28.

Appointed: Alan C. Stout, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky, October 25.

Appointed: Gary R. Brown, as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, November 8.

Appointed: David R. Grand, as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, November 1.

Appointed: Lanny King, as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, November 14.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge James E. Gritzner, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, succeeding U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt, November 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Joseph N. Laplante to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, succeeding U.S. District Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, November 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, succeeding U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, November 15.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, November 18.

Retired: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, November 17.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacob P. Hart, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, November 16.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Jay R. Irwin, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, November 18.