Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, February 3, 2004


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Retired Presiding Justice Charles Vogel Joins JAMS


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Charles Vogel, who retired this past weekend as presiding justice of this district’s Court of Appeal, Div. Four, has joined JAMS’ panel of neutral arbitrators, mediators, and private judges, the organization said yesterday.

“Justice Vogel is held in the highest regard within the legal community and has made outstanding and significant contributions throughout his career,” Steve Price, JAMS’ president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We are proud that Justice Vogel chose JAMS, where he will resolve complex disputes.”

Vogel noted in a statement that several of his former colleagues are at JAMS, and said he was looking forward to working with them.

 Vogel’s career includes 10 years in private practice, followed by seven years on the Pomona Municipal Court bench.

In 1979, he returned to private practice as a litigation partner with Nossaman, Krueger & Marsh and then with Sidley & Austin. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1993 and became the presiding justice in 1996.  Vogel was appointed by the chief justice as the administrative presiding justice of the district, serving in that capacity from 1996 until his retirement.

He also chaired the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics, overseeing the draft of the first Judicial Code of Ethics adopted by the California Supreme Court according to a 1994 constitutional amendment.

He also served at various times as president of the State Bar, the County Bar, and the Association of  Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

His honors have included the County Bar’s Shattuck-Price Award for outstanding dedication to the legal profession and the administration of justice, the Distinguished Pro Bono Award from the Western Center on Law and Poverty, UCLA School of Law Alumnus of the Year, and MetNews Person of the Year.


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