Lara Montecalvo

On January 19, 2022, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lara Montecalvo to a seat on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to the seat vacated by Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson. A public defender for nearly two decades, Ms. Montecalvo was appointed to the position of Public Defender of Rhode Island by then-Governor Gina Raimondo in 2020.  She was confirmed to the First Circuit on September 14, 2022.