May 2016

Judge Catherine D. Perry Receives American Inns of Court Eighth Circuit Professionalism Award

On May 5, 2016, U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry of the Eastern District of Missouri was honored with the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Eighth Circuit. The award was presented during the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Rogers, Arkansas.
This award is presented each year to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character, unquestioned integrity, and ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.

Judge Perry served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge from 1990 until her appointment in 1994 as a U.S. District Court Judge. She served as Chief Judge for the district from 2009 to 2015. She currently serves on the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council as well as the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

In addition to her service on the bench, Judge Perry was instrumental in establishing the Theodore McMillian Inns of Court at St. Louis University. She was also instrumental in the development of The Judicial Learning Center at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, an interactive education center where visitors can learn about the judicial branch.
Congratulations, Judge Perry!