Sarah Vance Is the 2022 Devitt Award Recipient

Sarah Vance Is the 2022 Devitt Award Recipient

A committee of federal judges has selected Sarah S. Vance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as the recipient of the 2022 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award.

The award, named for the late Edward J. Devitt who served as chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, honors an Article III judge who “has achieved a distinguished career and made significant contributions to the administration of justice, the advancement of the rule of law, and the improvement of society as a whole.”

“I am overwhelmed at the thought of joining the pantheon of judges who have received the Devitt Award,” said Vance in the announcement.  “My entire judicial career has been a happy collaboration with my law clerks and staff, and the many dedicated judges and staff members who worked beside me in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Devitt Award is the capstone of a judicial career that has already been highly rewarding.”

Elected to ALI in 1996, Vance served as an Adviser on Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance and is on the Members Consultative Group for Principles of the Law, Government Ethics. She was elected to ALI Council in 2013.

Vance will receive the award in a ceremony at the Supreme Court of the United States.

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