Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court (center) during his visit to Rhode Island in 2008 (Karen Pelczarski, left).

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairperson, Federal Board of Bar Examiners, 2013-2016.

     Serving under Chief Judge William Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island for a second consecutive three-year term as chairwoman the Federal Board of Bar Examiners.

 

Chairperson, Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/ Bar Committee, 2013-2014.

Appointed by the President of the Rhode Island Bar Association to chair a committee comprised of members of the bar and judges of the Rhode Island Superior Court to evaluate and make improvements to processes and procedures in the courts.

 

Chairperson, Federal Board of Bar Examiners, 2013-2016.

Appointed by Chief Judge Mary Lisi of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island for a second consecutive three-year term to chair the Federal Board of Bar Examiners.

 

Member, First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Advisory Committee, 2010-2013.

Appointed by Chief Justice Sandra Lynch of the First Circuit Court of Appeals as the Rhode Island delegate.  This prestigious appointment is afforded to one Rhode Island attorney once every three years based upon distinction in appellate advocacy.

 

Co-Chairperson, United States District Court Conference Committee, 2008.

Appointed by Chief Judge Mary Lisi of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island to co-chair a committee to organize a federal judicial conference celebrating the centennial celebration of the Rhode Island federal courthouse.  This marked the first time that a sitting Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the Honorable John Roberts, visited the State of Rhode Island.

 

Member, United States District Court Conference Advisory Committee, 2006.

Appointed by Chief Judge Ernest Torres of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

 

Member, First Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference Advisory Committee, 2005.

Appointed by First Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Bruce Selya and United States District Court Chief Judge Ernest Torres.

 

Member, Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 1997-present

Recommended by peers for membership in 1997.

 

 

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