Elizabeth Erny Foote

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Elizabeth Erny Foote
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Shreveport, LA
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   06/15/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Tucker Melancon
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Lafayette, LA
Undergraduate:   Louisiana State U., 1974
Law School:   Louisiana State U. Law, 1978
Grad. School:   Duke U., M.A., 1975



Elizabeth Erny Foote is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on February 4, 2010 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 15, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Foote earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1974 and her M.A. from Duke University in 1975.[2] She graduated with her J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1978.[3]

Professional career

Foote was in private practice with The Smith Foote Law Firm, LLP in Alexandria, Louisiana from 1979 until her confirmation to the court.[3]

Judicial career

Western District of Louisiana

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Elizabeth Erny Foote
 Court:Western District of Louisiana
 Progress:Confirmed 131 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:February 4, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:February 24, 2010
DefeatedDQFRs:
ApprovedAReported:March 18, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:June 15, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On February 4, 2010 President Barack Obama nominated Foote to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.[3] She is nominated to fill the seat vacated by Tucker Melancon.[4]

Foote was recommended to the President for nomination by Senator Mary Landrieu on July 31, 2009.[5]

She received a rating from a substantial majority of the American Bar Association of "Qualified," and the minority rated her "Well Qualified".[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Foote's Public Questionnaire Available Here

Foote had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 24, 2010.

Senate confirmation

On June 15, 2010, Foote was confirmed by the Senate. Once President Obama signs her commission, she will join the court.[7]

Awards and associations

  • Past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Past president of the Louisiana Civil Justice Center
  • Co-chair of the Bar's Disaster Relief Committee, 2005[3]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Tucker Melancon
Western District of Louisiana
2010–Current
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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