History of the Federal Judiciary


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Paez, Richard A.
Born 1947 in Salt Lake City, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Service terminated on March 17, 2000, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 26, 1999, to a seat vacated by Cecil F. Poole. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 2000, and received commission on March 14, 2000.

Education:
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1969
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, 1972-1974
Staff attorney, Western Center on Law and Poverty, 1974-1976
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, 1976-1981; senior counsel, 1976-1978; director of litigation, 1978-1979; deputy director of litigation, 1979-1980; acting executive director and director of litigation, 1980-1981
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1981-1994

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 25, 1996; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 7, 1997; no Senate vote

 

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