Earlier this year, U/Z’s Tom Umberg was selected as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, representing the Central District of California. “It’s a great honor to be selected to serve in this role and I’m looking forward to participating in the program and making a contribution to the court,” says Tom.
According to the Ninth Circuit website: “Lawyer Representatives are chosen to serve three-year terms representing attorneys practicing in each of the Ninth Circuit’s fifteen districts in nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions. Lawyer Representatives play an important role in the administration of justice in the Ninth Circuit. Currently, Lawyer Representatives work to foster open communications between judges and attorneys, and provide support and advice in the functioning of the courts.”