Maurice M. Paul

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Maurice Mitchell Paul (born 1932) is an American lawyer and a current judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Paul was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Florida in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. After leaving the Air Force, he was admitted to the University of Florida College of Law, receiving his LL.B. in 1960. Paul served as an interim instructor at the University of Florida College of Law in 1960.

Paul was in private practice in Orlando, Florida from 1960 to 1972. He was a circuit judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1973 to 1982.

President Ronald Reagan nominated Paul to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida on April 26, 1982, to the seat vacated by Winston E. Arnow. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1982, he received commission on June 21, 1982.

Paul served as chief judge from 1993 to 1997 and assumed senior status on July 31, 1997.

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