Joseph Jerome Farris
 

Hon. Joseph Jerome Farris
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: William K. Nakamura Courthouse
1010 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 224-2200
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E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since March 4, 1995

Appointed 1979 by Jimmy Carter
Bar Admissions:
Washington, 1958
Education:
University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1958
J.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: University of Washington Law Review

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, 1951
B.S.

Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1955
M.S.W.

Published Works:
The Council of Chief Judges of the Courts of Appeals, 22 Judges J. 32, Summer, 1983

Two Great Accomplishments, 22 Judges J. 28, Winter, 1983

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, University of Washington Law School and School of Social Work, 1976 - Present

Faculty, National College for State Judiciary, University of Nevada, 1973

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Seattle Jaycees, Distinguished Service Award, 1965

Clayton Frost Award, 1965

Morehouse College, LL.D., 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member

American Judicature Society
Member

American Bar Association, 1978 - 1984
Executive Committee, Appellate Judges Conference

American Bar Association, 1982 - 1983
Chairman, Appellate Judges Conference

American Bar Association
Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee

American Bar Association
Member, Educational Committee

American Bar Association
Chairman Lawyers Referral Committee, Washington

American Bar Foundation, 1987 - Present
Board of Directors

American Bar Foundation, 1989 - Present
Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Seattle-King County Bar Association, 1969
Trustee

Pacific Northwest Ballet, 1978 - 1983
Trustee

University of Washington Law School Foundation, 1978 - 1984
Trustee

University of Washington School of Social Work, 1977 - Present
Visitors Committee

Seattle United Way
Past Director

University of Washington
Regent, 1985-Present; President of Board of Regents, 1990

First Union National Bank, Seattle
Founder

First Union National Bank, Seattle, 1965 - 1969
Director

King County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, 1967 - 1969
Member

White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1970
Delegate

Federal-State Judicial Council, State of Washington, 1977 - 1978
Vice Chairman

Federal-State Judicial Council, State of Washington, 1983 - 1987
Chairman

Washington Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1970 - 1972
Chairman

National Center for State Courts, Appellate Justice Project, 1978 - 1981
Advisory Board

Ninth Circuit Statistics Committee, 1984 - 1988
Chairman

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
Executive Committee

Ninth Circuit Long Range Planning Committee, 1985 - 1989
Member

Pacific Territories Committee of the Judicial Conference of the US, 1988 - 1991
Member

Ninth Circuit Task Force on Race, Religious and Ethnic Fairness, 1991 - Present
Member

Ninth Circuit Standing Committee on Federal Public Defenders, 1993 - Present
Chairman

King County Washington Youth Commission, 1969 - 1970
Member

Past Employment Positions:
Washington State Court of Appeals, Chief Judge, 1977 - 1979

Washington State Court of Appeals, Judge, 1969 - 1979

Farris, Bangs & Horowitz, 1965 - 1969

Schroeter, Farris, Bangs & Horowitz, 1963 - 1965

Schroeter & Farris, 1961 - 1963

Weyer, Schroeter, Sterne & Farris, 1959 - 1961

Weyer, Roderick, Schroeter & Sterne, 1958 - 1959

U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1952 - 1953

Private Practice, 1958 - 1969

Birth Information:
1930, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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