Nannette Jolivette-Brown

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Nannette Jolivette-Brown
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   10/3/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Stanwood Duval
Personal History
Born:   1963
Hometown:   Lafayette, LA
Undergraduate:   University of Southwestern Louisiana, B.A., 1985
Law School:   Tulane Law School, J.D., 1988
Nannette Brown is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She joined the court in 2011 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. Prior to nomination, Brown was the City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, a position she had held since May of 2010.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Brown attended University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and graduated with an B.A. in 1985. Brown received a J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1988 and her LL.M. in Energy and Environment from Tulane in 1998.[4][3]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988-1992
  • Teaching fellow, Tulane University Law School, 1992-1994
  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
  • Director, Department of Sanitation, City of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994-1996
  • Private practice, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1996-1998
  • Assistant professor, Southern University Law Center, 1998-2000
  • Private practice, New Orleans, 2000-2010
  • Visiting assistant clinical professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2007-2009
  • City attorney, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010-2011[3]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Louisiana

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Nannette Jolivette-Brown
 Court:Eastern District of Louisiana
 Progress:Confirmed 215 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:March 2, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 4, 2011
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:May 26, 2011 
ApprovedAConfirmed:October 3, 2011
 Vote: Voice

Brown was nominated by President Obama on March 2, 2011 to fill a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Stanwood Duval.[4] Obama said of the nomination, “I am proud to nominate these three outstanding candidates to serve on the United States District Court bench. They all have long and distinguished records of service, and I am confident they will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”[4]

The American Bar Association gave Jolivette-Brown a rating of Unanimously Qualified. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 4, 2011, and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here.

On October 3, 2011 Brown was confirmed to the position by a Senate voice vote.[5]

Awards and associations

  • 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association[6]

See also

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Stanwood Duval
Eastern District of Louisiana
2011–Present
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
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