Open Ninth

Passing of the Gavel

Welcoming Chief Judge Don Myers

Open NInth Podcast Episode 78 - Passing the Gavel

How does life lead someone to become the Ninth Circuit’s newest Chief Judge? Listen to Judge Don Myers share his life journey with outgoing Chief Judge Fred Lauten. His not-so-predictable road to the bench includes some time working as a speech pathologist in Hawaii before returning to Florida to attend law school, where he made his lifelong commitment to justice that led him to the judiciary.

Plus, tune in to find out more about Chief Judge Myers’ three-pronged approach to streamline our court system through collaboration, multi-purpose spaces, and strategic planning. With further plans to diversify and grow the jury pool as well as plans to develop new ways to integrate technology into court proceedings, our new Chief Judge demonstrates his ability to identify and plan for tomorrow’s challenges.


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In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Moderator

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.