September/October 2009 issue
New Magistrate Judge for W.D. of Arkansas: Erin L. Setser
On October 5, 2009, Chief
United States District
Judge Jimm Larry Hendren
swore in Erin L. Setser as
United States Magistrate
Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas. Judge Setser's chambers
will be located in the Fayetteville Division of
the district. She takes a new seat that was
created in response to the growth and increase in
the number of cases filed in Western Arkansas.
Judge Setser was born in National City,
California. She received her undergraduate
degree from the University of Arkansas in 1991
and her law degree from UALR School of Law
After graduating from law school, she served a
two-year term as a staff attorney for the Eighth
Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, where she
was assigned to work for the Honorable Morris
Judge Setser began her career with the Western
District of Arkansas in 1996, when she was hired
as the district's first pro se law clerk, working
under the direction of former U.S. Magistrate
Judges Beverly Stites Jones and Bobby E.
Shepherd. From 1999 until her appointment to
the bench, Judge Setser served as an elbow law
clerk for Magistrate Judge Jones, U.S. District
Judge Robert T. Dawson, and U.S. District Judge
Jimm Larry Hendren.
Judge Setser will reside in Fayetteville.
Welcome, Judge Setser!