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Richard Roberts

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Richard Roberts
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Title:   Chief Judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   6/23/1998 - Present
Chief:   2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Charles Richey
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   New York City, NY
Undergraduate:   Vassar College, 1974
Law School:   Columbia Law, 1978
Grad. School:   School of International Training, 1975

Richard W. Roberts is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He became Chief Judge of the court in 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Roberts graduated from Vassar College with his bachelor's degree in 1974 and later graduated from the School of International Training with a Master's in International Affairs in 1975. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Roberts started his career as a trial attorney for Criminal-Civil Rights cases in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1978 to 1982 Roberts served four years as a private practice attorney licensed in Washington, DC, from 1982 to 1986. In 1986, Roberts joined the U.S. Attorney's Office as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1986 to 1988 and for the District of Columbia from 1988 to 1995. In D.C., Roberts served as assistant U.S. attorney from 1988 to 1993. He was promoted to principal assistant U.S. attorney in 1993 and in 1995 was promoted to Chief Prosecutor of the Criminal-Civil Rights Division from 1995 to 1998.[1]

Judicial career

District of Columbia

Roberts was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998, to a seat vacated by Judge Charles Richey as Richey assumed senior status. Roberts was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 5, 1998, and received commission on June 23, 1998.[1][2] He became Chief Judge of the court in 2013.

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