Chief Judge Patti B. Saris
Born 1951 in Boston, MA
Federal Judicial ServiceJudge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Chief Judge, 2013 - Present.
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by Walter Jay Skinner; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1986-1989
EducationRadcliffe College, B.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976
Courtroom Number19, 7th Floor
Courtroom TechnologyContact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.
The courtroom is equipped with a fully integrated evidence presentation system with 15" viewing monitors for each attorney table, the witness, the Judge and their staff, and a 40" plasma for the gallery. The jury box also has 15" monitors built into the front and back rows of the jury box, one for every two jurors. Evidence being displayed from any source can be annotated from the witness and lectern monitors. Two attorney tables have the ability to connect both audio and video from a computer through a standard VGA port [laptop/desktop and even Mac/Apple if you have the VGA adapter]. In addition, there are two computer audio and video inputs located at the lectern location. Also at the lectern, is a document camera for displaying physical evidence that is not electronic and a VCR. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.
Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.
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