Abner Mikva '51 Appointed to Chair Bipartisan Screening Committees to Assist in Selection of Federal District Court Judges

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced the formation of three bipartisan screening committees to assist in selecting Federal District Court Judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Marshals for the State of Illinois. Abner Mikva will chair the Northern District Screening Panel.

Judge Mikva has served as White House Counsel to the President, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and an Illinois state legislator.

He recently served as the director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. He has received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association and the Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award from the University of Illinois.