Chief Judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has announced that he is stepping down as chief and retiring from the judiciary effective May 31, 2010, the Federal Circuit Bar Association said Saturday. Michel, the chief since Dec. 25, 2004, revealed his retirement plans at the bar association's 25th annual dinner on Friday. Judge Randall Rader is next in line for chief judge, the bar association said.
Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel Announces Retirement
The National Law Journal
November 23, 2009