OSCAR Working Group Membership

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Smith, William E., Chair District Judge RI 1st 12/24
Buescher, Brian C. District Judge NE 8th 12/24
Ezra, David Alan District Judge TX (W) 5th 12/25
Hale, David J. District Judge KY (W) 6th 12/25
Lerner, Carolyn N. Court of Federal Claims Judge FC Court of Federal Claims 12/26
Michelson, Laurie J. District Judge MI (E) 6th 12/26
Simms, Gina Laurie Magistrate Judge MD 4th 12/25
Smith, Jerry Edwin Circuit Judge   5th 12/25
Thomas, Sidney R. Circuit Judge   9th 12/24
Walrath, Mary Frances Bankruptcy Judge DE 3rd 12/25

Judiciary Representatives

Hollins, Evelyn A. Human Resources Manager IN (S) 7th 12/25
Robinson, Amy R. Career Law Clerk MA 1st 12/26
Wood, Melissa Lucerne Senior Staff Attorney   4th 12/25

Non-Judiciary Representatives

Alonso, Felipe, III University of Oregon School of Law 12/25
Drees, Marilyn The University of Texas School of Law 12/25
McCain, Rochelle R. Yale Law School
McLaughlin, Julie George Washington University Law School
Staab, Susan University of Chicago Law School 12/25


To identify current process and system issues, develop recommendations for new requirements or enhancements, represent the users in setting priorities and assessing system implications associated with policy issues and decisions, and promote orderly, transparent federal law clerk recruitment and hiring practices.

Date Created | June 2008

Member Composition | A member of the Committee on Judicial Resources will chair the working group. The judge will continue to serve as working group chair through the end of the calendar year upon concluding his or her term on the Committee.

Meeting Frequency | The working group will hold an annual meeting in the first quarter of each fiscal year. The working group chair may convene additional meetings as necessary in person or via teleconference.

Terms of Service | Renewable 1-3 year terms