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William Anderson Burleson

William Anderson Burleson, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, United States District Court, District of Columbia Court Appeals, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), United States Supreme Court. Recipient Honorary Lifetime Membership, National Foundation Consumer Credit, Superior Performance, board judges municipal courts, 1961, appreciation certified, District of Columbia Government.

Background

  • Burleson, William Anderson was born on April 25, 1929 in Bakersville, North Carolina, United States.

  • Education

    • Attending, Mars Hill Junior College. Attending, Western Carolina University. Attending, Denver University.

      Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1960. Postdoctoral, American University.

    Career

    • Deputy clerk presiding justice District of Columbia Municipal Court, 1956—1957, law clerk, 1958—1960, congressional aide Washington, 1956. Commissioner human rights, 1971—1974. Private practice., Washington, since 1960.

      1st director Legal Aid Agency District of Columbia Superior Court, 1961. Founder, board directors Municipal Court Public Defender' General’ s Office, 1961. Member Human Rights Commission, Washington, 1971—1974.

      Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1954.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1960, United States District Court, District of Columbia Court Appeals, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), United States Supreme Court.

    Works

    • Author: (book) If You Are Unable to Get Out of Jail on Bond, The Court Will Appoint a Lawyer to Represent You, 1961, Laying It On The Line, 1975, White Paper of a Human Rights Commissioner, 1974, What is an Indigent?, What is Legal Prime?. Judicial Regulation of Collection Agencies in the District of Columbia and Maryland, 1974-1977.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Superior Court house Committee, Supreme Court History Society, Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association of District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar Association, Animal Rights Society (life).
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