The Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held its annual meeting yesterday. The highlight of the meeting was the ceremonial passing of the gavel from current Chief Judge Sue Robinson to new Chief Judge Gregory Sleet. The formal transfer of power will take place on July 1st. Chief Judge Sleet will become the first African-American chief judge in Delaware’s history. For an article on the festivities, click here.
In addition to the installation of Chief Judge Sleet, new officers for the FBA were elected, including James Parrett as President, Anne Gaza as VP, Paul Crawford as Treasurer, and our own Karen Keller as Secretary.
Also of note, Leonard Stark, soon to be the new federal Magistrate Judge for the District of Delaware, was on hand and was introduced to the room. Here is a little background on our new magistrate-elect. On a personal note, I am glad to see Mr. Stark is a fellow Blue Hen!