Sandra Lea Lynch
|Sandra Lea Lynch|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by:||Stephen Breyer|
|Hometown:||Oak Park, IL|
|Undergraduate:||Wellesley College, 1968|
|Law School:||Boston University Law School, 1971|
Sandra Lea Lynch is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. She joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to this, Lynch was a private practice attorney in Massachusetts but had held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Education and with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
- 1978-1995: Attorney, private practice
- 1990-1992: Special Counsel, Judicial Conduct Commission of Massachusetts
- 1974-1978: General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Education
- 1973-1974: Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
- 1971-1973: Law clerk, Judge Raymond Pettine of the District of Rhode Island
On the recommendation of U.S. Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, Lynch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President President Bill Clinton on January 11, 1995, to fill the seat made vacant by the appointment of Stephen Breyer to the Supreme Court of the United States. Lynch was confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Lynch has served as chief judge since June 16, 2008, becoming the First Circuit's first female chief judge.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Former judges||Stephen Breyer • David Souter • Hugh Bownes • Benjamin Bourne • John A. Lowell • Jeremiah Smith • John Lowell • George Foster Shepley • LeBaron Bradford Colt • William LeBaron Putnam • Francis Cabot Lowell • Frederic Dodge • James Madison Morton • William Schofield • George Weston Anderson • George Hutchins Bingham • Charles Fletcher Johnson • Scott Wilson • John Christopher Mahoney • Calvert Magruder • Bailey Aldrich • John Patrick Hartigan • Frank Coffin • Edward McEntee • Peter Woodbury •|
|Former Chief judges|