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Fernando Olguin
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Judge
Station:   Los Angeles - Spring Street, CA
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/17/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Jacqueline Nguyen
Past post:   Central District of California, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   07/23/2001 - 12/17/2012
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Harvard, 1985
Law School:   University of California, Berkeley Law, J.D., 1989

Fernando M. Olguin is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, Oguin was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He was appointed to this position on July 23, 2001.[1][2]

Early life and education

Judge Olguin received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1985 and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989.[1]

Professional career

Judge Olguin began his career as a law clerk for Senior Judge Muecke of the District of Arizona. He worked in this position until 1991. In 1994, he became the National Director of the Education Program for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The following year he joined the firm Traber, Voorhees & Olguin as a partner. He worked in this capacity until his appointment to the district court in 2001.[1]

Judicial appointment

Federal judicial nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Fernando M. Olguin
 Court:Central District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 217 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:5/14/2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified; Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:6/27/2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:7/19/2012 
ApprovedAConfirmed:12/17/2012
 Vote:

Obama nominated Judge Fernando Olguin to the United States District Court for the Central District of California to fill the vacancy left by Jacqueline Nguyen.[2] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, “I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench. They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.”[3]

Olguin was rated Substantial Majority Qualified; Minority Not Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 27, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[4]

On December 17, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Fernando Olguin to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Central District of California with a voice vote.[5][6]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jacqueline Nguyen
Central District of California
2012–Current
Succeeded by:
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