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Joy Conti

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Joy Conti
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #7T
Station:   Pittsburgh, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   07/31/2002 - Present
Chief:   8/17/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Alan Bloch
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Kane, PA
Undergraduate:   Duquesne U., B.A., 1970
Law School:   Duquesne U. Law, J.D., 1973

Joy Flowers Conti is the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Judge Conti was elevated to the position of chief judge on August 17, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Kane, Pennsylvania, Conti graduated from Duquense with her bachelor's degree in 1970 and later graduated from Duquense Law with her Juris Doctor in 1973.[2]

Professional career

Conti began her legal career as a law clerk for Associate Justice, Louis Manderino, of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1973 to 1974 before entering private practice as an attorney in the State of Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1976 and again from 1982 to 2002. Conti served as a full-time Professor of Law at Duquesne Law from 1976 to 1982 while also serving as a part-time Hearing examiner at the Pennsylvania State Department Bureau of Occupational and Professional Affairs from 1978 to 1982.[2]

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum, Conti was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002 to a seat vacated by Alan Bloch. Conti was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 29, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 31, 2002.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alan Bloch
Western District of Pennsylvania
2002–Current
Seat #7T
Succeeded by:
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