Sarah S. Vance
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|Sarah S. Vance|
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana|
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|
September 29, 1994
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Henry Mentz|
|Born||1950 (age 67–68)
|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
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
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.
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. In May 2013, Vance was elected to a five-year term on the ALI Council.
- "Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance - Project participants". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07.
- "American Law Institute - Officers and Council". Archived from the original on 2012-09-25.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Helen Ginger Berrigan
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Kurt D. Engelhardt