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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Hawaii|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||10/11/1994 - 6/30/2009|
|Chief:||2005 - 2009|
|Senior:||6/30/2009 - Present|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by:||Leslie Kobayashi|
|Home State:||Syracuse, NY|
|Undergraduate:||Queens College, City U. of New York, B.A., 1965|
|Law School:||Boston U. School of Law, LL.B., 1968|
Helen Gillmor is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. She joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Gillmor assumed senior status on June 30, 2009.
Early life and education
A native of New York, Gillmor graduated from Queens College at the City University of New York with her bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from the Boston University School of Law with her law degree in 1968.
Gillmor was a private practice lawyer licensed in various states in the State of Massachusetts from 1968 to 1969, The State of Texas in 1969, Maine in 1970, and in Hawaii from 1971 to 1972, 1974 to 1977, and 1985 to 1994. Gillmor also was a Lecturer at the International Legal Center part of the U.S. Agency for International Development in South Korea from 1969 to 1970. In 1972, Gillmor also served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of Hawaii William Richardson of the Hawaii Supreme Court in 1972. Gillmor also served as the Deputy public defender for the Hawaii Public Defender's Office from 1972 to 1974 and also served as a part-time lecturer at the University of Hawaii in 1975. Gillmor also served as a District court judge first for the First Circuit of the Hawaii State Family Court from 1977 to 1983 and for the District Court of Hawaii-First Circuit from 1983 to 1985.
District of Hawaii
Gillmor was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 25, 1994 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Gillmor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994. Gillmor served as the chief judge of the District of Hawaii from 2005 to 2009. She then assumed senior status on June 30, 2009. Gillmor was succeeded in this position by Leslie Kobayashi.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Hawaii
|Magistrate judges||Richard Puglisi • Kevin Chang • Barry Kurren •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|