Updated 03/05/2013 08:43 PM
Schumer Recommends Local Lawyer for the Western District Federal Court
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Senator Charles Schumer has recommended a Rochester lawyer to fill Charles Siragusa's vacancy in the Western District Federal Court.
Elizabeth Wolford's appointment would make history because she would be the first woman to serve on the federal bench in the Western District.
Schumer says Wolford meets his three criteria for recommending a person to be a federal judge.
"Excellence. They should be legally excellent, not a political hack. Moderation. I don't like them too far right or too far left. And if you can find those, then diversity. And she meets all three," said Schumer, (D).
The next step is for the White House to review the recommendation before Wolford would go before a Senate committee.
Wolford is a partner at the Wolford Law Firm in Rochester, where she has worked for nearly 20 years.
The Fairport native graduated from Colgate and earned her law degree at Notre Dame.