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Lance Africk

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Lance Africk
Lance Michael Africk.jpg
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   New Orleans, LA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   04/17/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Edith Clement
Past post:   Eastern District of Louisiana, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1990 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina, B.A., 1973
Law School:   University of North Carolina Law, J.D., 1975

Lance Africk is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He joined the court in April 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in New York, Africk graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and from the University of North Carolina Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Africk was a Law clerk for Judge James Gulotta in the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976. In 1976, Africk served as a private practice attorney in Louisiana before becoming a State prosecutor. In 1977, Africk served as Director of the Criminal Bureau for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office until 1980 as part of a specialty task force dealing in the prosecution of repeat offenders. In 1980, Africk served two years as a private practice attorney in the State of Louisiana until 1982 when he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office. Africk was Assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1982 to 1990 until he was appointed to the Federal Bench as a federal magistrate judge. Since 1986, Africk has served as a part-time Professor at the University of New Orleans.[1]

Judicial career

Magistrate, Eastern District of Louisiana

Africk was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Africk was first appointed to an eight-year term as federal magistrate judge in 1990 and was re-appointed again in 1998.[1]

Eastern District of Louisiana

Africk was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Edith Clement as Clement was nominated to a judgeship in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Africk was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 17, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 17, 2002.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edith Clement
Eastern District of Louisiana
2002–Current
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
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