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Patricia A. Sullivan

Magistrate Judge
Date Served: 
(2012-present)

Federal Judicial Service:
United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island 
Appointed October 1, 2012.
Presiding Judicial Officer - H.O.P.E. Court (“Helping Offenders Prepare for reEntry”) 2014-date

Education:
Wellesley College, B.A., with honors, 1973 
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978
Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Review

Professional Career:
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (formerly Edwards & Angell, LLP and Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge,LLP), Providence, Rhode Island, 1978 - 2012 
Adjunct faculty, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2011 - 2012

Government/Public Service Appointments and Positions:
Member, Committee on Court Administration and Case Management of the Judicial Conference of the United States, October 1, 2016-September 30, 2019
Co-Chair, Federal Bench/Bar Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, 2009-2012 
Co-Chair (2006 - 2008) and Member, Local Rules Review Committee, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 2006 - 2012 
Member, Rhode Island Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2001 - 2012 
Member, Board of Bar Admissions, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 2004 - 2010

Other Professional Service: 
President (2000 - 2003) and Member of the Board of Directors, Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2000 - present 
Member of the Board of Trustees, Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 2005 - present 
Member of the Board of Advisors, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2009 - present
Professional Awards: 
Federal Bar Association’s Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Public Service Award - 2014
     Given annually to one lawyer in the United States for “Exemplary Community, Public and Charitable Service”
Ronald McDonald House of Providence Award for “Exceptional Leadership in Our Community” - 2013