THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 7, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES VALERIE K. COUCH TO THE FEDERAL BENCH The President today nominated Valerie K. Couch to the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Valerie K. Couch, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma since March, 1999. Judge Couch also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University Law School. Prior to becoming a magistrate judge, she worked at the law firm of Harzog Conger & Cason, P.C. as an associate (1983-1988) and then shareholder and director (1988-1999). Judge Couch received her B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974, her M.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1978, and her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1983.