Kris Baker Nominated for Federal Judgeship

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U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman said Pres. Obama has nominated Kristine Baker to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

As a partner at Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC, Baker’s practice focuses on business-related litigation. Throughout her legal career, Baker has done extensive pro bono work, representing clients in a variety of cases through the Pulaski County Bar Association’s Volunteer Organization Center for Arkansas Legal Services (“VOCALS”).

Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas School Of Law, Baker served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan Webber Wright, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The vacancy in the position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District is a result of the Honorable James M. Moody assuming senior status. Once nominated by the President, candidates for a federal judgeship must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and be confirmed by the Senate.