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Richard A. Paez (born 1947) is a United States federal judge.

Paez was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1969. He received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1972. He was a Staff attorney of California Rural Legal Assistance from 1972 to 1974. He was a Staff attorney of Western Center on Law and Poverty from 1974 to 1976. He was a Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California from 1976 to 1981. He was a Senior counsel from 1976 to 1978. He was a Director of litigation from 1978 to 1979. He was a Deputy director for litigation from 1979 to 1980. He was an Acting executive director and director of litigation from 1980 to 1981. He was a judge on the Los Angeles Municipal Court, California from 1981 to 1994.

Paez was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Paez was nominated by President William J. Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089; He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Paez's service was terminated on March 17, 2000, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Paez was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Paez was nominated by William J. Clinton on January 26, 1999, to a seat vacated by Cecil F. Poole. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 9, 2000, and received commission on March 14, 2000.

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Category:1947 births Category:Living people Category:Judges of the United States District Court for the Central District of California Category:Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit