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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 9, 1996
                      TO THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT

President Clinton today nominated two individuals to serve on the U.S. District Court: Richard A. Lazzara for the Middle District of Florida and Margaret M. Morrow for the Central District of California.

Richard A. Lazzara, 50, is a judge on Florida's Second District Court of Appeals, where he has served since 1993. He previously served as a judge on Florida's Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and on the Hillsborough County Court. Prior to taking the bench, Lazzara was both the Assistant County Solicitor and Assistant State Attorney for Hillsborough County, an associate with the Tampa law firm of Levine, Freedman & Hirsch, and a sole practitioner. Lazzara earned his J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law and his B.A. degree from Loyola University of the South. He and his wife, Celeste, reside in Lutz.

Margaret M. Morrow, 45, has been a shareholder at the Los Angeles law firm of Quinn, Kully & Morrow since 1987. Previously, she was a partner at the law firm of Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi. At both firms she pursued a civil litigation practice. Morrow earned her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and her A.B. degree from Bryn Mawr College. She and her husband, Paul Boland, have one child and live in Pasadena.