ABA members admitted to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Eight members of the American Bar Association were admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces during a special swearing-in ceremony on Friday during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Boston.
Among those sworn in were ABA President-elect Carolyn Lamm, Thomas Goonan of Massachusetts, Daniel Peter Kohlmeyer of New Jersey, David Kyle Loveless of Texas, former Administrative Law Judge Savannah Potter of Georgia, Katheryne Pully of Tennessee, Elizabeth Anne Rosso of Pennsylvania and Bowen Cahill Spievack of Massachusetts.
Chief Judge Andrews S. Effron presided at the special session of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Feb. 13 that took place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Joining Effron were two senior judges of the court: H.F. “Sparky” Gierke and Robinson O. Everett.
Lt. Col. James M. Durant III, a deputy department head at the U. S. Air Force Academy and chair-elect of the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, formally petitioned the court for the admission of the lawyers. Serving as liaison between the court and the GP|Solo Division and administering the oath of office was retired Col. Bryan Spencer, U.S. Army Judge Advocates General Corps.
The U. S. Court of Appeal for the Armed Forces exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over active duty members of the armed forces and over all other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Appeals from this court go directly to the Supreme Court of the United States. Its panel of five civilian judges are appointed to 15-year terms by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Since 1951, more than 34,000 lawyers have been admitted to practice in the court.