U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young of the Southern District of Indiana has become a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the court announced today.
The Judicial Conference is a policy-making body for the federal court system, comprised of the chief judges of the 13 appellate courts, a District judge from each of the Circuit Courts, and the chief judge of the Court of International Trade. The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court serves as its presiding officer. Judge Young will serve as the elected District judge representative for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The judge joined the Judicial Conference Oct. 1 and his term will run through Sept. 30, 2012. Judge Young also will continue to serve on the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System through 2010.