History of the Federal Judiciary


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Allen, Arenda Lauretta Wright
Born 1960 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Jerome B. Friedman. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 2011, and received commission on May 12, 2011.

Education:
Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), B.A., 1982
North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1985-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Virginia, 1990-1991
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1991-2005
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1992-2005
Assistant federal public defender, Eastern District of Virginia, 2005-2011; supervisory assistant federal public defender, 2006-2011

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, December 1, 2010; no Senate vote

 

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