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Supreme Court Fellows Set to Begin New Term

2018-2019 Supreme Court Fellows

Clockwise from top left: Elizabeth H. Jones, L. Raymond Sun, Abigail B. Willie, and Lilia Alvarez. Photos are from the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Four new Supreme Court Fellows are set to begin their 2018-2019 fellowships in September.

Lilia Alvarez, former Presiding Judge of the Guadalupe Municipal Court in Arizona, and Legal Director of the Central American Resource Center in Washington, D.C., is assigned to the Supreme Court’s Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.

Elizabeth H. Jones, law clerk for Judge Elizabeth S. Stong of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, is assigned to the Federal Judicial Center.

L. Raymond Sun, law clerk for Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, is assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission.

Abigail B. Willie, who has taken a sabbatical as law clerk to Judge Charles E. Rendlen, III, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, is assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program, established by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in 1973, provides individuals with the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the federal Judiciary.  Fellows work alongside top officials in the judicial branch on various projects that examine the judicial process.

In the words of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., the program offers “a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to contribute to the administration of justice at the national level.”

The Supreme Court Fellows are selected by a commission composed of nine members selected by the Chief Justice of the United States. Additional background information on each of the 2018-2019 Supreme Court Fellows and the program’s history is available online.

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