LAW WEEK COLORADO
The U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 10th Circuit announced Aug. 31 the appointment of Judge Janice Miller Karlin as its new chief judge, effective September 4, 2015.
Karlin, bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas since 2002, was first appointed to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel in June 2008. Before taking the bench, Karlin was an assistant U.S. Attorney for 22 years, doing civil litigation and serving as the attorney in charge of the Kansas City office. Karlin received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas.
Judge Karlin will replace Judge William Thurman, bankruptcy judge for the District of Utah, in this role. Thurman is retiring but will continue his service as a recalled bankruptcy judge.
The chief judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel is appointed by the chief judge of the Circuit, who also makes appointments to the panel.