Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, June 3, 2002


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June 10 Ceremony Slated to Rename Central Courthouse for Stanley Mosk


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Los Angeles Superior Courtís Central Courthouse will be renamed for the late Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk at a June 10 ceremony.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted last December to rename the building for the jurist, who died June 19, 2001 at age 88 after a 37-year career on the high court.

Attendance at the Music Center ceremony is by invitation. Chief Justice Ronald George is expected to speak.

Mosk served as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge until 1958, the year he was elected attorney general and the Superior Court moved into the building at 111 N. Hill St., which houses the administrative headquarters of the nationís largest trial court.

The former Los Angeles Municipal Court also was headquartered in the building but used its Grand Avenue address.

It is now designated the Central Courthouse, although many lawyers and judges continue to refer to it as the County Courthouse.

The Superior Court operates independently of Los Angeles County, but the county owns and operates the courthouses and has the right to name them. Last month county supervisors approved court requests to change the names of several former municipal court courthouses.


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