Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, January 7, 2004


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10 Judges Newly Elected to Court Executive Committee


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Ten judges have been newly elected by their colleagues to serve on the Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee, court officials said yesterday.

Eight judges and two commissioners who sat on the committee last year have been elected to serve again.

Newly elected to the courtís policymaking body in balloting conducted last month were Judges Alice E. Altoon, Anthony J. Mohr, and Andria K. Richey, representing the Central District; Judge Steven D. Ogden, representing the North District; Judge Michael S. Mink, representing the North Central District; Judge Michelle R. Rosenblatt, representing the Northeast District; Judge Alice C. Hill, representing the North Valley District; Judge Ronald V. Skyers, representing the South Central District; Judge Yvonne T. Sanchez, representing the Southeast District; and Judge Lawrence J. Mira, representing the West District.

The judges of each of the courtís districts except the Central District elect one representative to serve on the committee. The Central District judges elect seven representatives.

Holdovers from last yearís committee include Judges Susan Bryant-Deason, Victor E. Chavez, Mary Ann Murphy and Alexander Williams III, representing the Central District; Judge Thomas C. Falls, representing the East District; Judge Debre Katz Weintraub, representing the Northwest District; Judge Joseph E. Di Loreto, representing the South District; and Judge Deirdre H. Hill, representing the Southwest District.

Commissioners Robert B. Axel and John W. Green were also re-elected. The courtís commissioners select two members of the Executive Committee.

In addition to the 20 judges and two commissioners, Presiding Judge Robert A. Dukes and Assistant Presiding Judge William A. MacLaughlin are voting members of the committee. Dukes chairs the group and MacLaughlin serves as vice chair.

The presiding juvenile court judge, the supervising judges of the family law, civil, traffic and criminal divisions, and the courtís executive officer/clerk are non-voting ex-officio members of the committee.

Any judge can nominate himself, herself, orówith the candidateís consentóa colleague to serve on the committee.

The court also yesterday announced Dukesí appointment of 16 judges to serve on the courtís Personnel and Budget Committee. Dukes named Judge Dan T. Oki to chair the committee, as he did last year, and Judge Michael Nash to serve as vice chair.

The other members of the committee are Dukes, MacLaughlin, Hill, and Judges Bradford L. Andrews, Mark Arnold, Aviva K. Bobb, John J. Cheroske, Peter Espinoza, George Genesta, Sandy R. Kriegler, Carolyn B. Kuhl, Linda K. Lefkowitz, David Sotelo, Coleman A. Swart, David S. Wesley, and Thomas R. White.


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