Alicia O. Valle has will be appointed as the United States Magistrate Judge and she will begin her position in the Fort Lauderdale Division on August 12, the Chief United States District Judge Federico A. Moreno said Monday.
Valle was selected out of 70 applicants, ending the search that began last January, the United States District Court Southern District of Florida said in a statement.
She will be filling the position of United States Magistrate Judge Ted E. Bandstra, who left a vacancy after his retirement.
Valle’s application was reviewed by a selection panel appointed by the court and she was later interviewed by the Court’s district judges, the statement said. An FBI and IRS background investigation report was also conducted.
“The future Judge Valle earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her law degree from Harvard Law School,” the statement said. “She has served with distinction for the past 29 years in private practice and the United States Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and South Florida.”
She was also an Assistant United States Attorney in South Florida, and in 2005 was appointed Special Counsel to the U. S. Attorney, a position she has continued to hold with the last four U. S. Attorneys.
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