Beth Kaufman Named Second Circuit Representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary

Partner Beth Kaufman has been appointed by ABA President Carolyn Lamm to serve as the Second Circuit Representative on the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (, evaluates the professional qualifications of all nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States, circuit courts of appeals, district courts (including territorial district courts) and the Court of International Trade. The Committee’s goal is to support and encourage the selection of the best-qualified persons for the federal judiciary. It restricts its evaluation to issues bearing on professional qualifications and does not consider a nominee’s philosophy or ideology. The Committee’s peer-review process is structured to achieve impartial evaluations of the integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament of nominees for the federal judiciary.

As Second Circuit Representative, Ms. Kaufman will evaluate all nominees to the 2d Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts in Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Her three-year term ends in August 2012.

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