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Vance, Sarah S.

Born 1950 in Donaldsonville, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 8, 1994, to a seat vacated by Henry A. Mentz, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1994, and received commission on September 29, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2008-2015.

Education:
Louisiana State University, B.A., 1971
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978-1994
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 2003-2007
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2010-2013
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2013-present; chair, 2014-present