Thursday, November 29, 2001
Ninth Circuit Solicits Comments on Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen March
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday invited comments on the potential reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen March of the Central District of California.
March’s term expires Nov. 9 of next year. Ninth Circuit judges will determine whether to reappoint her to a new term of 14 years.
Comments from the bar or public about her performance must be in writing and signed, the court said. While anonymous responses will not be accepted, the court said it would honor requests that commentators’ identities not be disclosed.
March, 52, presently based in Los Angeles, has been a bankruptcy judge in the Ninth Circuit since 1988. The 1974 Yale Law School graduate worked for a New York firm from 1975 to 1977, then served five years as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles before joining Adams, Duque and Hazeltine.
She left that firm in 1985 to join Demetriou, Del Guercio & Lovejoy, where she practiced until her appointment to the bench.
March has lectured frequently on bankruptcy issues for bar groups, including the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has written for the California Bankruptcy Journal, Yale Law Review, and the Continuing Education of the Bar publication California Tort Damages, and taught trial advocacy at Southwestern University School of Law.
The court requested that comments be submitted no later than Jan. 7 and sent to Gregory Walters, Circuit Executive, Office of the Circuit Executive, P.O. Box 193939, San Francisco, CA 94119-3939, Attn: Reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen March. Comments may also be faxed to the court at (415) 556-6179.
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