Schumer Recommends Lorna Schofield for Federal Judge
(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- On Monday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that he recommends Lorna G. Schofield as a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Schofield, 56, is a graduate of New York University Law School and worked at various law firms as well as being an assistant United States attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. If elected to the bench, she would be the first person of Filipino heritage to serve.
"As a top-flight lawyer and former Assistant US Attorney, Schofield has had a distinguished legal career and would make a fantastic judge," said Schumer. "When I select judges, I always look for three things – excellence, diversity, and moderation – and Schofield exemplifies all of these qualities. I’m pleased to recommend her to President Obama for the Southern District Bench."
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