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On behalf of the Customs & International Trade Bar Association membership and Board of Directors, we the undersigned current and former Presidents wish to convey our sincerest congratulations to Judge Jane A. Restani for her hard work and continuing commitment to the United States Court of International Trade, on this, the 40th anniversary of her service. All members of the Bar of the Court of International Trade benefit from Judge Restani's legacy. She is no stranger to judicial leadership, having previously served as Chief Judge from 2003-2010. Judge Restani also served her country with distinction for many years with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. Many members of the Bar have had the privilege of arguing before the Judge. The Bar appreciates her intelligence and wisdom on these matters. A further select few have had the additional benefit of clerking for her. The Bar has benefitted from the contribution her former clerks have made to it, and this too is a credit to Judge Restani's leadership and commitment to mentorship. For government to function at its best, those who adjudicate the laws and regulations promulgated by the Legislative and Executive Branches must reflect the people for whom our government is intended to serve. That the Honorable Jane A. Restani has served on the bench for 40 years with such distinction is a credit to her and to those that supported her and believed in her. Her service is an inspiration to all who practice law and, in particular, to women lawyers and law students throughout the country. The Bar reiterates its congratulations, wishes the Judge the very best, and extends our unwavering support. Emily Beline, President Former Presidents: Michele D. Lynch Matthew R. Nicely Kathleen W. Cannon Lawrence M. Friedman James R. Cannon, Jr. Michael S. O'Rourke Patrick C. Reed Sandra Liss Friedman Melvin S. Schwechter Sidney N. Weiss Terence P. Stewart Patrick D. Gill Brian S. Goldstein Joseph F. Donohue, Jr.
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) is honored to announce the 2023 recipients of its Summer Fellowship Awards. The Summer Fellowship Awards program is cosponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of CITBA and the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The fellowships provide financial support for law students from underrepresented groups to enable them to acquire summer work experience practicing international trade and economic law with a government agency, court, public interest organization, or international organization. The 2023 winners are Jordan Higgins of Howard University School of Law, Christian Jimenez of UCLA School of Law, and Emily Yan of NYU School of Law. Higgins will intern with the Department of Justice International Trade Field Office and Jimenez and Yan will both intern with Court of International Trade Judge Timothy Reif.
Private-Sector CITBA Board Members' Letter to White House Regarding Judicial Vacancies at the CIT Click HERE to read the letter.