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Baton Rouge-based federal court has new clerk

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The judges of the Baton Rouge-based federal court have a new clerk of court.

Michael McConnell took the oath of office June 23. He replaces Nick Lorio, who retired from the position.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1k638lJ ) McConnell, as clerk of court, works closely with U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, the chief judge for the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana, to meet administrative needs by managing staff, case loads and records, among other tasks.

He is also responsible for communication between the court and government agencies, the media, bar groups and the public.

McConnell joined the Middle District in January 2010 as director of automation and technology. Before that, he worked in the same capacity in the federal court's Western District.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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