Barbara Jones

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Barbara Jones
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #19
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   12/26/1995 - 12/31/2012
Preceded by:   Kenneth Conboy
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Inglewood, CA
Undergraduate:   Mount St. Mary's College, B.A., 1968
Law School:   Temple U. Law, J.D., 1973



This article is about Barbara Jones, federal judge for the Southern District of New York. If you are looking for the article about the Californian appellate judge, please see Barbara J.R. Jones.


Barbara Jones was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to her judicial appointment, Jones was the First Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney's Office from 1987 to 1995.[1] Jones retired from the court on December 31, 2012.[2]

Early life and education

Jones graduated from Mt. St. Mary's with her bachelor's degree in 1968 and later graduated from Temple Law with her J.D. degree in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Jones began her legal career with the US Department Justice as a Special attorney in the Manhattan Strike Force Against Organized Crime and Racketeering from 1973 to 1977 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1977 to 1987 serving as Chief Prosecutor of the General Crimes Unit from 1983 to 1984 and as Chief Prosecutor of the Organized Crime Unit from 1984 to 1987.[1] Jones spent the rest of her pre-judicial legal career as a First assistant district attorney for the New York County District Attorney's office from 1987-1995 and also taught academically as a Adjunct associate professor of law at Fordham Law from 1985 to 1995[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jones was nominated by Bill Clinton on October 18, 1995 to a seat vacated by Kenneth Conboy. Jones was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 1995 on a majority voice vote and received commission on December 26, 1995[3]. Jones retired from the court on December 31, 2012.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Kenneth Conboy
Southern District of New York
1995–2012
Succeeded by:
Gregory Howard Woods


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