Honorable US District Judge James Ware and San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore have both announced their retirements.
Judge James Ware has been a most beloved and respected faculty member at Lincoln. From 1988 to 1990, Ware was a judge on the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In August of 1990 he was nominated to his current U.S. District Court seat by President George H. W. Bush and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1990. He became Chief Judge of the Northern District of California in January 2011. In August of 2012, Ware retired from the federal bench as well as from Lincoln Law School of San Jose.He will be the keynote speaker at this years Annual Judge’s Night held by the Santa Clara County Bar Association. The event will be held on Wednesday Nov. 7th.
San Jose Police Chief Christopher Moore is an esteemed alumni of Lincoln Law. Moore received his Master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Public Administration before attending to Lincoln for his Juris Doctorate degree. He has worked with the San Jose Police Department since 1985, and was promoted to Police Chief in 2010. He announced his retirement earlier this week, but plans to stay until the end of January to give the city manager time to find his replacement.