President Clinton has nominated two Oklahomans to seats on
federal courts, including one whose confirmation would make state
Vicki Miles-LaGrange presently serves as U.S. attorney for the
Western District of Oklahoma. Miles-LaGrange was nominated for a
seat on the U.S. District Court in that same district.
She served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1987 to 1993 and
was an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County for three
years prior to her legislative service.
If confirmed, Miles-LaGrange would be the first black person
ever to be named to the a U.S. District judgeship in Oklahoma,
Sen. David Boren, D-Okla., said in a news release from
Sven E. Holmes, a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm of
Williams Connolly, was nominated for a seat on the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Holmes grew up in Bartlesville and began his legal career in
Oklahoma. He joined the Tulsa law firm of Doerner, Stuart,
Saunders, Daniel and Anderson in 1981.
He served from 1987 to 1989 as general counsel for the Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence which Boren headed from 1987 to
1993. . .
J. Edward Barth of Oklahoma City received the Oklahoma Bar
Association's Lawyer of the Month Award for August. The award was
presented at the Sept. 16 meeting of the OBA Board of Governors
The monthly award recognizes members of the legal profession
who epitomize the highest ideals of integrity, learning,
competence and public service in their communities.
Barth, a graduate of Yale University and the University of
Michigan Law School, is with Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Milsten
Price. . .
A former associate warden at the Federal Correctional Institution
in El Reno has returned to the facility as its chief executive
Ronald G. Thompson took over earlier this month, replacing
Warden Thomas R. Kindt. Kindt was named chief executive officer
of the Federal Transfer Center that will be opening in Oklahoma
Thompson served at the El Reno facility as associate warden in
1986-1987. He most recently had been senior deputy regional
director of the Federal Bureau of Prison's South Central Regional
Office in Dallas.
He has been with the prisons for 20 years in a variety of
roles. . .
Oklahoma City University's Department of Sociology and Criminal
Justice is offering the annual "International Systems of Justice"
field course in London on Jan. 1-9.
The seminar will be directed by Howard Kurtz, director of
OCU's sociology and criminal justice programs. …