Landya B. McCafferty

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Landya Boyer McCafferty
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Assumed office
November 1, 2018
Preceded byJoseph Normand Laplante
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Assumed office
December 17, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded bySteven J. McAuliffe
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
In office
2010 – December 17, 2013
Personal details
Born
Landya Marie Boyer

(1962-09-19) September 19, 1962 (age 56)
Washington, D.C.
EducationHarvard University (A.B.)
Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.)

Landya Boyer McCafferty (born September 19, 1962)[1] is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She is the first female judge to serve in the District of New Hampshire.[2]

Biography[edit]

McCafferty was born Landya Marie Boyer in 1962, in Washington, D.C..[3] She received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1984, cum laude, from Harvard University. She received a Juris Doctor in 1991, from Northeastern University School of Law. She served as a law clerk to Judge Norman H. Stahl, both at the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, following his elevation to that court. From 1993 to 1994, she served as an associate at the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. From 1994 to 1995, she served as a law clerk to Judge A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She served as a staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender Program from 1995 to 2003. She served as Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, she was selected as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Hampshire.[4][5]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 23, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated McCafferty to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to the seat vacated by Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, who took senior status on April 1, 2013. After months of delay, the Senate confirmed McCafferty's nomination, 79-19, on December 12, 2013, after voting 58–40 for cloture on the nomination, cutting off a Republican-led filibuster.[6] McCafferty is the first woman to serve as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.[7] She received her judicial commission on December 17, 2013.[5] She became Chief Judge on November 1, 2018. She is the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the District of New Hampshire.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MyLife.com profile
  2. ^ Making History: President Obama’s Female Judicial Nominees, Alliance for Justice (June 11, 2013).
  3. ^ "Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire" (PDF).
  4. ^ "President Obama Nominates Three to Serve as District Court Judges". 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b "McCafferty, Landya B. – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  6. ^ Ben Leubsdorf, U.S. Senate confirms Landya McCafferty as new N.H. federal judge Archived 2014-10-20 at the Wayback Machine, Concord Monitor (December 12, 2013).
  7. ^ Emily Corwin, N.H.'s First Female Federal District Judge Confirmed, New Hampshire Public Radio (December 12, 2013).
  8. ^ "Honorable Landya B. McCafferty Next Chief Judge". www.nhd.uscourts.gov. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2018-11-03.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Steven J. McAuliffe
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Joseph Normand Laplante
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
2018–present