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May 18, 2005

Chief United States District Judge Philip M. Pro today announced that George W. Foley, Jr., has been selected by the district judges of the Court to fill the newly-created United States Magistrate Judge position recently funded by Congress for the District of Nevada. 


Mr. Foley, age 51, is a graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.  He began his career in partnership with his father, George Foley, Sr., in 1980 and has been a partner with the law firm of Pearson, Patton, Shea, Foley & Kurtz since 1986.  Mr. Foley has served as  member of the State Bar of Nevada Southern Disciplinary Board and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices, and is currently a member of the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners.


United States Magistrate Judges perform a wide variety of judicial duties in civil and criminal cases on behalf of the United States District Court, and serve for a term of eight years.  It is anticipated that following a required background investigation, Mr. Foley will assume office at Las Vegas in approximately 60-90 days.


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