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December 2011

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Long-Time General Counsel Burchill Retires

William (Bill) R. Burchill, Jr.

William (Bill) R. Burchill, Jr.

William (Bill) R. Burchill, Jr., Associate Director and General Counsel for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, retired this month after 38 years of service to the federal Judiciary. The Judicial Conference passed a resolution honoring Burchill, who was the third General Counsel in the AO's history. He was appointed by former AO Director William E. Foley in 1985.

The Conference resolution, which acknowledged Burchill's "trusted voice" and "sound judgment" read, in part: "During his tenure, Mr. Burchill has developed a wealth of knowledge on the full gamut of legal issues facing the courts of the United States, and he has provided wise counsel to individuals at all levels of the Judiciary. . . . He is respected nationwide for his expertise, his integrity, and his dedication to the mission of the federal courts."