Shelly Deckert Dick

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Shelly Deckert Dick
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   5/9/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Ralph Tyson
Personal History
Born:   1960
Hometown:   El Paso, TX
Undergraduate:   University of Texas, B.S., 1981
Law School:   Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1988
Shelly Deckert Dick is a judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. She joined the court in 2013 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, she was a partner in the law firm Forrester, Dick & Clark in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Dick attended the University of Texas, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in 1981. She went on to earn her J.D. in 1988 from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.[4]

Professional career

  • 1994-2013: Private Practice, Forrester, Dick & Clark
  • 1988-1994: Private Practice, Gary, Field, Landry and Dornier[4]

Judicial career

Middle District of Louisiana

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Shelly Deckert Dick
 Court:Middle District of Louisiana
 Progress:Confirmed 379 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 25, 2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:December 12, 2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedARenom. QFRs:(dead link) Renom. QFRs
ApprovedAReported:February 28, 2013 
ApprovedAConfirmed:May 9, 2013
 Vote: Voice Vote

On April 25, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to fill the vacancy left by Ralph Tyson.[1] Obama commented on the two nominations:

I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench. They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.[4][5]

Dick was rated Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified by the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 12, 2012 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here, her Questions for the Record available here and her Renomination Questions for the Record available here.[6]

Dick's nomination was returned to the president on January 3, 2013. Dick was nominated again by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2013 to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Obama commented on this and the other nominations:

Today, I am re-nominating thirty-three highly qualified candidates for the federal bench, including many who could have and should have been confirmed before the Senate adjourned. Several have been awaiting a vote for more than six months, even though they all enjoy bipartisan support.[2][5]

On May 9, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Shelly Deckert Dick to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana with a voice vote.[6][7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ralph Tyson
Middle District of Louisiana
2013–Present
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
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