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Long-Time General Counsel Burchill Retires
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