History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lipez, Kermit Victor
Born 1941 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 20, 1997, to a seat vacated by Conrad K. Cyr. Confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1998, and received commission on April 7, 1998. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.

Haverford College, B.A., 1963
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1967
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program, 1967-1968
Special assistant and legal counsel, Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis, Maine, 1968-1971
Legislative aide, U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, Maine, 1971-1972
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1973-1985
Justice, Maine Superior Court, 1985-1994
Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 1994-1998


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