She succeeds James Klindt, who retired Oct. 31 after 14 years on the bench.
U.S. District Judge Harvey Schlesinger swore in Laura Lothman Lambert on Nov. 4 as the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida’s new U.S. magistrate judge.
She is in the Jacksonville Division, where she previously was Schlesinger’s law clerk and an assistant U.S. attorney.
Lambert also clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Phyllis Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and was a trial attorney in the Constitutional Torts Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Lambert directed the Juvenile Division of the State Attorney’s Office for the 4th Judicial Circuit.
A formal investiture will be scheduled later.
Lambert succeeds U.S. Magistrate Judge James Klindt, who retired Oct. 31 after 14 years on the federal bench.
Klindt started his service in the federal courthouse in Jacksonville by clerking for the late U.S. District Judge Howell Melton. He then became an assistant U.S. attorney, becoming acting U.S attorney in 2007.
Klindt will continue as a recall U.S. magistrate judge.
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