History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lemelle, Ivan L. R.
Born 1950 in Opelousas, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 12, 1997, to a seat vacated by Veronica D. Wicker. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1998, and received commission on April 7, 1998. Assumed senior status on June 29, 2015.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1984-1998

Xavier University of Louisiana, B.S., 1971
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Collins, Orleans Parish [Louisiana] Criminal District Court, 1972-1974
Assistant district attorney, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1974-1977
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1977-1981
Assistant city attorney, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1977-1978
Assistant attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1980-1984


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