Dolly Gee

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Dolly Gee
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #23
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   1/4/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   George Schiavelli
Personal History
Born:   1959
Hometown:   Hawthorne, CA
Undergraduate:   U. of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1981
Law School:   U. of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1984

Dolly Maizie Gee is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She was nominated to the court by President Obama.[1]

Early life and education

Judge Gee received her B.A. degree from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1981 and her J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1984. After law school, she clerked for District Judge Milton Schwartz of the Eastern District of California until 1986.[1]

Professional career

Gee worked as a managing partner of the Los Angeles law firm Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP. Her specialty was labor and employment law.[2] She was appointed to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) in 1994, where she served a 5-year term. She also served multiple years as a investigating election protests for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Delegate and Officer Elections. Since 2000, she has served as an arbitrator for the Kaiser Permanente Independent Arbitration System. She argued cases in the Central District Court as a lawyer. She is a former president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, former trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a founder of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County.[1]

Judicial career

Central District of California

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Dolly Gee
 Court:Central District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 140 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:August 6, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:September 23, 2009
ApprovedAReported:October, 15, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 24, 2009
 Vote: Voice vote

Judge Gee was nominated by President Barack Obama on August 7, 2009 to the United States District Court for the Central District of California to fill the seat vacated by George Schiavelli.[3] The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved her nomination on October 15, 2009.[4][5] She was confirmed by the full Senate on December 24, 2009.[1]

Gee received a rating of "Unanimously Qualified" from the American Bar Association.[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Gee's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Gee had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her nomination to the Central District of California on September 23, 2009, and her nomination was confirmed by the full Senate on December 24, 2009.

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Schiavelli
Central District of California
Seat #23
Succeeded by: