White Earth attorney appointed a federal magistrate in Minnesota
Leo Brisbois, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians, has been appointed as a federal magistrate in Michigan.

Brisbois is an attorney in private practice. He was the first Native American to serve as president of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is the only Native American currently in the federal judiciary.

"He is an experienced litigator and enjoys an outstanding reputation for maintaining the highest ethical standards and a commitment to public service, including his recent leadership as President of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The Bench is confident that Brisbois will bring to the courtroom the same leadership, respect for others and commitment to service which he has demonstrated throughout his career," Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis said in a press release.

Brisbois will take the oath of office on August 30 and a formal ceremony will be held this fall for him.

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