Sarah S. Vance

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Sarah S. Vance
Sarah S. Vance District Judge.jpg
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
In office
October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2015
Preceded by Helen Ginger Berrigan
Succeeded by Kurt D. Engelhardt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Assumed office
September 29, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Henry Mentz
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 67–68)
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Education Louisiana State University (B.A.)
Tulane University Law School (J.D.)

Sarah S. Vance (born 1950) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Vance received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1978. She was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1978 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 8, 1994, Vance was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Henry Mentz. Vance was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 1994, and received her commission on September 29, 1994. She served as chief judge from 2008 to 2015. She currently chairs the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Other service[edit]

In May 1996, Vance was elected to the American Law Institute. She served as an Adviser on ALI's Recognition & Enforcement of Foreign Judgments project and now serves as an Adviser on the Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance project.[1] In May 2013, Vance was elected to a five-year term on the ALI Council.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Mentz
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1994–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Helen Ginger Berrigan
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
2008–2015
Succeeded by
Kurt D. Engelhardt