Tuesday, December 13, 2011

          Frederick E. Clement '87 Appointed as Bankruptcy Judge

          Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced today the appointment of attorney Fredrick E. Clement ’87 to serve as a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

          Clement, 51, will fill a judgeship to be vacated by Bankruptcy Judge Whitney Rimel, who plans to retire on March 15, 2012. He will officially take office on March 16, 2012 and plans to maintain chambers in Fresno.

          “We welcome Mr. Clement to the bankruptcy bench. He is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner who will be an asset to the Ninth Circuit,” Judge Kozinski said in announcing the appointment.

          A solo practitioner in Redding, CA, since 1993, Clement is a certified specialist in all areas of bankruptcy law. He previously litigated in state courts, handling business and real estate disputes and was involved in a large number of bench trials and two multi-week jury trials.

          A native of San Luis Obispo, CA, Mr. Clement received his B.A. from Westmont College in 1982 and graduated cum laude from UC Hastings.

          Clement has served as a judicial arbitrator, hearing officer and judge pro tempore in state and municipal proceedings. Active in the bankruptcy legal community, he serves on the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum. He founded the Redding-Chico Bankruptcy Forum in 2003.

          The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California is the fifth busiest bankruptcy court in the nation with 51,481 filings in fiscal year 2011. The court is authorized seven bankruptcy judges. At the court’s request, Judge Rimel will continue to serve as a recalled bankruptcy judge available to preside over cases.

          Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have statutory responsibility for selecting and appointing bankruptcy judges in the nine western states that comprise the Ninth Circuit. The court uses a comprehensive merit selection process for the initial appointment and for reappointments. Bankruptcy judges serve a 14-year, renewable term and handle all bankruptcy-related matters under the Bankruptcy Code.

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Friday, September 22, 2017

          2L Victor Escobar, Who Once Faced Deportation, Seeks To Help Undocumented Immigrants

          After being locked up in immigration detention, the former DACA recipient wants to advocate for others.
          Tuesday, September 19, 2017

          3L Griffin Estes advocates for the marginalized people of San Francisco

          The Managing Director of the Brennan Award-winning Hastings Homeless Legal Services discusses the critical skills needed to pursue a career in public interest and social justice.
          Monday, September 18, 2017

          Student Group Champions Reproductive Justice

          Members of the UC Hastings chapter of If/When/How are making a difference through lobbying, fundraising and career development.
          Friday, September 15, 2017

          The Slants - Live from UC Hastings

          2L Jeremy Chan, president of APALSA, reflects on how the student organization partnered with SFIPLA to bring the headline-making band to UC Hastings to perform and discuss their U.S. Supreme Court victory.
          Wednesday, September 13, 2017

          Community Connections

          La Raza Law Students Association works for diversity in the classroom and the courtroom.
          Go to News Archive