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President Obama Names Two to the United States District Court

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Judge Charles Bernard Day and Kathleen M. Williams to United States District Court judgeships.

“These candidates have distinguished records of service, and I am confident they will continue to serve the American people with integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice, ” said President Obama.

Judge Charles Bernard Day: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Judge Charles Bernard Day serves as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Maryland, a position he has held in the Court’s Greenbelt Division for 13 years. Judge Day began his legal career in 1985 as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County. From 1989 until his appointment to the court in 1997, he was a civil litigation attorney at Sherman, Meehan, Curtin & Ain, P.C., where he became a partner in 1995. Judge Day received his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Maryland School of Law, his M.S. in 1980 from American University, and his B.A. in 1978 from the University of Maryland.

Kathleen M. Williams: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Kathleen M. Williams has served as the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida since 1995. She previously served in the same District as Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender from 1990 to 1995 and as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1984 to 1988. Ms. Williams has worked in private practice as an associate in the Miami offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from 1988 to 1990 and of Fowler, White, Burnett from 1982 to 1984. From 2002 until 2008, Ms. Williams was the Chairperson of the Federal Defender Advisory Group and the Defender representative to the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference. Ms. Williams received her J.D. in 1982 from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. magna cum laude in 1978 from Duke University.