Richard R. Clifton

Hon. Richard R. Clifton
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since July 30, 2002

Appointed 2002 by George W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Hawaii, 1976
Illinois, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1978
U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972

Published Works:
The Shreveport Plan: An Experiment in the Delivery of Legal Services (Co-Author), American Bar Foundation, 1974

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, University of Hawaii School of Law, 1978 - 1980

Adjunct Professor, University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law, 1983 - 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Hawaii State Judicial Conference, 1987 - 1989

American Arbitration Association, 1984 - Present
Member, Panel of Arbitrators

National Association of Securities Dealers, 1987 - Present

Hawaii Women Lawyers Foundation
Member, Board of Directors

American Bar Association

Hawaii State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
State Reapportionment Commission, Member, 1991

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy, Law Clerk, 1975 - 1976

Honolulu, Hawaii, Private Practice, 1977 - 2002

University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1978 - 1980

University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1983 - 1989

Birth Information:
1950, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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