🎙Episode #006: Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle (Federal District Court Judge)

🎧 Listen Now: Judge Ellen Huvelle

Greetings from Washington, D.C.

Thanks again to everyone for listening to the podcast the past two weeks and for sharing it directly and on social media! If you want to catch up on past episodes they are always available at pod.link/howilawyer.

After starting with a bang (five episodes in two weeks), today I am moving to what will become the typical publishing schedule: one new episode in your inbox every Tuesday morning.

With that, I am so excited to share this week’s episode where I speak with Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle. Judge Huvelle recently retired from the bench after twenty years of service on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (federal trial court) and ten years on theD.C. Superior Court before that.

In our conversation, we discuss her pioneering career as the first woman elected to the partnership at Williams & Connolly LLP, the shifts in the practice of law over the past forty years, her path to the bench, why she loved working with juries, how she kept up with the hundreds of cases on her docket, her approach to writing opinions, conducting oral arguments, and sentencing criminal defendants, and how she selected and worked with law clerks.

As a former law clerk to Judge Huvelle I knew that she would be a dynamite person to interview but I don’t think I realized just how great the interview would be. I’ve learned so much from her and I am sure you will as well.

See you next Tuesday,

Jonah