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Pathways to the Bench

U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson (4:18)

U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson’s journey to the federal bench in Topeka, KS, started when, at the age of five, she decided to become a lawyer. She credits her success to her father’s faith in her and the fact that her mentors set high standards and demanded the best from her.

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03/13/14

Pathways to the Bench

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ronald M. Gould (2:56)

Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ronald M. Gould, of Seattle, does not let multiple sclerosis dampen his passion for justice. He focuses on strengths that transcend his wheelchair confinement and he gives others the opportunity to move beyond their limits.

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11/20/13

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Senate Hearing Is Warned of Lasting Damage to Courts (3:20)

In a congressional hearing on sequestration and the courts, a U.S. judge, federal defender and a private lawyer warned Senators that continued budget cuts could threaten public safety, constitutional rights and economic well-being.

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07/25/13

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New Citizens Welcomed at Aztec Ruins Naturalization Ceremony (1:43)

Gathering inside a hallowed Pueblo ceremonial room that is nearly 900 years old, the District of New Mexico's chief judge and 10 new American citizens staged a unique naturalization ceremony.

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06/19/13

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Shared Administrative Services (3:31)

Faced with unprecedented budget cuts, a growing number of courts are using Shared Administrative Services (SAS) to reduce costs. Judges and court staff explain how SAS has benefited their operations.

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05/28/13

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