Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, September 2, 2004


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Supreme Court Reappoints State Bar Court Judges


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The California Supreme Court has reappointed Review Department Judge Judith A. Epstein and Hearing Judge Richard A. Honn to the State Bar Court, the court said in a release.

Epstein, whose chambers are in San Francisco, is a University of San Francisco School of Law graduate who later served as an adjunct professor at the school, teaching legal ethics and professional responsibility.

She practiced from 1978 until her appointment to the court two years ago, serving as a staff counsel for the Nature Conservancy, as general counsel and corporate secretary for Valent U.S.A., and as an associate and partner at Crosby, Heafey, Roach, and May—which has since merged into the national firm of Reed Smith—in Oakland.

Honn, who also joined the court two years ago, was a partner in a downtown Los Angeles firm, which became Honn Kasai LLP shortly before Honn was appointed to the State Bar Court.

Honn went in private practice, primarily in business law, after graduating from Loyola Law School in 1978, and was form many years a lecturer in clinical finance and business economics at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from UCLA, and has been a volunteer mediator and judge pro tem, and a hearing officer for various hospitals in cases involving physician peer review.

The new terms of Honn and Epstein are set to expire Nov. 1, 2010.


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