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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 30, 1996
                     TO THE D.C. SUPERIOR COURT

President Clinton today nominated Patricia A. Broderick to serve on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

Patricia A. Broderick, 46, has been special counsel in the Justice Department's Violence Against Women Office since August 1995. From 1992 to 1995, she was a lawyer in the Department of the Treasury, serving as chief of the International Section of the Office of Financial Enforcement and as an attorney in the Task Force on Tax Refund Fraud. Broderick also served in the Justice Department's Criminal Division from 1989 to 1992 and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia from 1982 to 1989. She is a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University. She resides in the District of Columbia.