Meet Judge Duncan, President of the FJA

On Wednesday, April 15, Judge Allyson K. Duncan became the new president of the Federal
Judges Association, succeeding Judge M. Margaret McKeown. Serving on the Fourth Circuit
with chambers in Raleigh, North Carolina, Judge Duncan has been a member of the FJA Board
of Directors and Executive Committee since 2011 and will serve a two-year term as president.

In addition to her involvement with the FJA, Judge Duncan is a member of the Duke University
Board of Trustees (Go Blue Devils!), chairing the Academic Affairs Committee. On October 1,
2015, she will become chair of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the U.S.
Judicial Conference. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and the Board of the
Carolina Ballet. On a personal note, she is also an avid traveler, knitter, and collector of orchids,
having one named after her (Rhyncholaeliocattleya The Honorable Allyson Duncan) and
accepted by the International Registrar of Orchids at the Royal Horticultural Society in January
2014. Judge Duncan lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, retired U.S. Magistrate Judge
William A. Webb, and rescued Australian shepherd mix, Cara Mia.

For a closer look into the life of Judge Duncan, please visit
a-judge-for-all-seasons-allyson-duncan/ to read a 2014 article written about her and her many