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Judge Sarah S Vance  to Receive 2022 Devitt Award

☷Judge Sarah S Vance to Receive 2022 Devitt Award

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
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   U . S . District Judge Sarah S . Vance , of the Eastern District of Louisiana , is the 2022 recipient of the Edward J . Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award . Vance will receive the award in a ceremony at the U . S . Supreme Court . The Devitt Award honors an Article III judge who has achieved a distinguished career and made significant contributions to the administration of justice , the advancement of the rule of law , and the improvement of society as a whole . Recipients are chosen by a committee of federal judges . This year , the co......mmittee was chaired by U . S . Supreme Court Justice Brett M . Kavanaugh , and included Judge Britt C . Grant , of the U . S . Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit , and U . S . District Judge Christopher R . Cooper , of the U . S . District Court for the District of Columbia . “Judge Sarah Vance is an extraordinary federal judge who has devoted her career to improving the administration of justice and safeguarding the American rule of law , ” Kavanaugh said in a statement . “Judge Vance is well known for her razor - sharp intellect , astounding work ethic , sound judgment , and superb judicial temperament . ”“I am overwhelmed at the thought of joining the pantheon of judges who have received the Devitt Award , ” Vance said in a statement . “My entire judicial career has been a happy collaboration with my law clerks and staff , and the many dedicated judges and staff members who worked beside me in the Eastern District of Louisiana . The Devitt Award is the capstone of a judicial career that has already been highly rewarding . ”Vance was appointed to the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1994 and served as the district’s chief judge from 2008 to 2015 . The daughter of a World War II veteran father and an Italian immigrant mother , she graduated first in her class at Louisiana State University and at Tulane Law School , according to the Dwight D . Opperman Foundation , which sponsors the award . Before her appointment to the bench , she worked in a New Orleans law firm , with a focus on commercial litigation , white - collar criminal defense , and antitrust law . Vance has served on the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States , as Chair of the U . S . Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation , as a member of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group , and on the board of the Federal Judicial Center . She has “played a vital role in the administration and governance of the federal Judiciary , ” Kavanaugh said . The Devitt Award is named for the late Edward J . Devitt , longtime chief judge of the U . S . District Court for the District of Minnesota . The award was established in 1982 .


26 September 2022 ( September 26 2022 )



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