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Thursday, October 19, 2006

 

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Czuleger Makes Few Changes in 2007 Supervisory Assignments

 

By a MetNews Staff Writer

 

Los Angeles Superior Court Presiding Judge-Elect Stephen Czuleger issued orders Tuesday that keep most of the courtís current judicial supervisors in place.

Under the orders, Lee S. Edmon will replace Assistant Presiding Judge-Elect Charles W. McCoy as supervising judge of the civil departments, while William F. Highberger will remain assistant supervising judge.

Steven R. Van Sicklen, the current assistant supervising judge in the criminal departments, will replace David S. Wesley as supervising judge, and Peter Espinoza will become the new assistant supervising judge.

Michael Nash will remain presiding judge of the Juvenile Court and  Margaret S. Henry will stay on as supervising judge of the Dependency Court.

Gerald Rosenberg will be elevated from assistant supervising judge in the West District in Santa Monica, replacing Judge Linda K. Lefkowitz. Patricia L. Collins will become the new assistant supervising judge.

In the East District in Pomona, Daniel Buckley will replace Philip Gutierrez as assistant supervising judge. Lisa M. Chung will succeed Frank Jackson as assistant supervising judge in the North District in the Antelope Valley.

Robert J. Schuit will become assistant supervising judge in the North Valley District in San Fernando, replacing Judge Ronald Coen while James Brandlin will succeed Francis J. Hourigan as assistant supervising judge in the Southwest District in Torrance. Allen J. Webster will replace Jack Morgan as assistant supervising judge in the South Central District in Compton.

Staying put are supervising judges Robert A. Schnider in the Family Law Department Aviva K. Bobb in Probate Thomas C. Falls in the East District Thomas R. White in the North District in the Antelope Valley Coleman A. Swart in the North Central and Northeast Districts in Burbank and Pasadena, respectively Alice C. Hill in the North Valley Michael Hoff in the Northwest Mark C. Kim in the South District in Long Beach John Cheroske in South Central Brian F. Gasdia in the Southeast District in Norwalk and Mark S. Arnold in the Southwest District.

Assistant supervising judges who will stay put include Michael C. Solner in the Civil Limited Dept. Marjorie S. Steinberg in Family Law Drew E. Edwards in Mental Health Charlaine Olmedo in Misdemeanors Janice Croft in the North Central and Northeast Leslie A. Dunn in the Northwest Bradford L. Andrews in the South and Raul A. Sahagun in the Southeast.

The new assignments are set to take effect January 2, 2007.

 

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