Monday, June 13, 2005
Superior Court Judge Terry Friedman to Become CJA President
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Friedman has been named president of the California Judges Association for 2005-2006.
The selection was made Thursday by the group’s Executive Board at its regular meeting in Sacramento. Friedman will be sworn in Sept. 11 at the association’s annual meeting.
Also sworn in that time will be San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan Lewis—for a second term—and Fresno Superior Court Brad R. Hill as vice presidents and San Diego Superior Court Judge Lisa Guy-Schall.as secretary-treasurer.
Friedman, 54, was elected to the Superior Court in 1994. After eight years in the state Assembly, he won a judgeship after a hotly contested, high-spending runoff campaign.
Friedman spent his first seven years on the bench in juvenile court, serving as supervising judge of the dependency courts and later as presiding juvenile court judge. He currently hears a civil calendar in Santa Monica.
He also chaired the Juvenile Court Judges of California, and has served on the CJA board since 2003. Before joining the board, he wrote articles for the association’s journal on judicial-legislative relations and on judicial elections.
As a lawyer, he worked as a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law & Poverty from 1976 to 1978, then as executive director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services until his election to the Legislature.
He is a graduate of UCLA and Boalt Hall and has been an adjunct professor at Loyola, UCLA and USC law schools.
Lewis has served on the San Diego Superior Court since 1998 and was a civil litigator before joining the bench. Hill was appointed to the Fresno Municipal Court in 1991 and elevated to the Superior Court in 1998, serving as presiding judge from 2003 to 2004. He has also served on the Judicial Council.
Guy-Schall, a former deputy district attorney, was a San Diego Municipal Court judge from 1985 until 1989, when she was elevated to the Superior Court. She has held a variety of assignments, including supervising criminal judge in Vista, and currently heads the court’s Rules Committee.
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