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February 2012

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Judicial Milestones


As of February 1, 2012

Appointed: U.S. District Judge Christopher F. Droney, as a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, December 1.

Appointed: Andrew L. Carter, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, December 12.

Appointed: Dana L. Christensen, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, December 9.

Appointed: Mark R. Hornak, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, November 21.

Appointed: Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, as a U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, November 28.

Appointed: Laura Turner Beyer, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, November 18.

Appointed: Carlota M. Bohm, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, November 28.

Appointed: James F. Metcalf, as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, November 21.

Senior Status: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Kermit Victor Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Mary M. Schroeder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, December 31.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, December 15.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, December 1.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, December 17.

Senior Status: U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, December 31.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, succeeding U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, December 1.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, succeeding U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue, December 16.

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith, to Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, succeeding U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer, December 3.

Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catharine R. Aron, to Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William Stocks, December 31.

Retired: U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr., U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, December 1.

Retired: Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George C. Paine II, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, December 31.

Retired: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John H. Squires, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, December 31.

Retired: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jack B. Schmetterer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, December 31.

Retired: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John C. Ninfo II, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, December 31.

Retired: U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, December 31.

Deceased: U.S. Senior District Judge Gerard L. Goettel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, December 19.

Deceased: U.S. Senior District Judge Thomas M. Shanahan, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, December 27.