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Mary Lisi

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Mary Lisi
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Current Court Information:
District of Rhode Island
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/9/1994-10/1/2015
Chief:   2006-2013
Preceded by:   Francis Boyle
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Providence, RI
Undergraduate:   Rhode Island U., 1972
Law School:   Temple U. Law, 1977
Mary Lisi is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. At the time of appointment, she was the chief disciplinary counsel for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Lisi was the chief judge of the court from 2006 to 2013.[1] On October 1, 2015, Lisi will retire and assume senior status.[2]

Early life and education

A Rhode Island native, Lisi graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from the Temple University School of Law with her J.D. degree in 1977.[1]

Professional career

  • 1991-1992: Member, Select Commission to Investigate the Failure of Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation
  • 1990-1994: Chief disciplinary counsel, Supreme Court of Rhode Island
  • 1988-1990: Deputy disciplinary counsel, Supreme Court of Rhode Island
  • 1982-1987: Director, Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Rhode Island Family Court
  • 1981-1982: Attorney in private practice
  • 1981-1982: Assistant child advocate, Office of the Child Advocate, State of Rhode Island
  • 1977-1981: Assistant public defender, Rhode Island Public Defender's Office[1]

Judicial career

District of Rhode Island

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Claibone Pell, Lisi was mominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Francis Boyle as Boyle assumed senior status. Lisi was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6, 1994, on a senate vote and received commission on May 9, 1994. Lisi served as the chief judge of the court from 2006 to 2013.[1]

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Preceded by:
Francis Boyle
District of Rhode Island
Seat #1
Succeeded by:

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