THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Los Angeles, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 23, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GERALD FISHER AND TAMAR MEEKINS TO THE SUPERIOR
COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald Fisher and Tamar Meekins to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Gerald Fisher, of Washington, D.C., has been a partner with the firm of Fisher & Hansen since 1984, where he specializes in civil and criminal litigation. Prior to assuming his current position, Fisher served as the supervising attorney for the D.C. Law Students in Court (1979-1984). Fisher has also been an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1985, and has been a faculty member at the Santa Clara University Death Penalty College since 1996. He received his B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary in 1972, and his J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1978. Following law school, Fisher served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Walter Yeagley of the D.C. Court of Appeals (1978-1979).
Tamar Meekins, of Washington, D.C., has been the Chief of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service's Trial Division since 1996, and served as a staff attorney with the Service from 1989 to 1996. Meekins is also an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law, and is a member of the Greater Washington Urban League. She began her legal career as an associate with the firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood (1987-1989). Meekins received her B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987.
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