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Senate confirms eight to LSC board

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the re-appointment of eight members of the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

In a vote earlier this month, it approved President Barack Obama’s nominations of the following to terms expiring July 13, 2017:

• John G. Levi — Current board chair and partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP.

• Martha L.  Minow — Vice chair, dean of the Harvard Law School.

• Robert J. Grey Jr. — A partner in the Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., offices of Hunton & Williams LLP.

• The Rev. Pius Pietrzyk — A priest of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), Province of St. Joseph.

• Gloria Valencia-Weber — Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

The Senate also confirmed the following nominees to terms expiring on July 13, 2016:

• Charles N. W. Keckler — Presidential scholar at George Mason University.

• Victor B. Maddox — Partner, Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens in Louisville, Kentucky.

• Laurie I. Mikva — Assistant clinical professor, Northwestern Law School Bluhm Legal Clinic.

Also serving on the board are Harry J.F. Korrell, a partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Julie A. Reiskin, executive director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition; and Sharon L. Browne, former principal attorney in the Pacific Foundation’s Individual Rights Practice group.