Linda Lopez took the next step in becoming a district judge today with her judiciary hearing. Hopefully she will get her floor vote by the end of the year. We are all rooting for her!
Another person with Miami roots was nominated today:
Judge Cristina D. Silva: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Judge Cristina D. Silva has served as a judge on the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department IX, in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2019. From 2011 to 2019, Judge Silva served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada. Judge Silva held numerous leadership positions in the office, including Chief of the Criminal Division from 2018 to 2019 and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 2013 to 2018. From 2007 until 2010, she worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, serving as Assistant Chief of Litigation for the Domestic Violence Unit in 2010. Judge Silva received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2001.