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Circuit Executive Article Updated On: February 11, 2021, 2:58 pm MST

Honorable Carlos F. Lucero has taken senior status effective February 1, 2021. He received his commission on June 30, 1995.

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Circuit Executive Article Updated On: February 10, 2021, 2:45 pm MST

Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will take senior status effective March 15, 2021. Judge Briscoe received her commission on May 26, 1995 and served as Chief Circuit Judge from 2010 to 2015.
She resides in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Prior to joining the federal bench, she was serving on the Kansas Court of Appeals as the chief judge of that court. She also served ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas prior to becoming a judge.

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Circuit Executive Article Updated On: February 1, 2021, 2:37 pm MST

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeks applications for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.  Bankruptcy judges are appointed to 14-year terms pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §152.  The position is located in Muskogee, Oklahoma and will be available September 1, 2021, pending successful completion of a background investigation. The current annual salary is $201,112. The incumbent will be expected to assist other courts in the circuit as necessary, including the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.  This assistance may require travel.

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Circuit Executive Article Updated On: July 24, 2020, 2:13 pm MDT

Wichita, KS -- On Friday, July 24th, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit appointed Honorable Mitchell L. Herren to the bankruptcy bench for the District of Kansas.
Judge Herren was previously with the Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas where he specialized in commercial and complex litigation. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School.

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Circuit Executive Article Updated On: May 1, 2020, 8:40 am MDT

Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe is saddened to announce the passing of the Honorable Robert H. McWilliams, who had served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals with distinction since 1970. 

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