Friday, June 13, 2008
Judge Appointed to Judicial Council
By a MetNews Staff Writer
California Chief Justice Ronald M. George has appointed San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss to the Judicial Council of California, the Administrative Office of the Courts announced yesterday.
Wiss will begin a one-year term on the state courts’ policymaking body when she takes office as the new president of the California Judge Association later this year, succeeding Plumas Superior Court Presiding Judge Ira R. Kaufman, the AOC said.
Appointed to Superior Court in 2001 after a legal career in San Francisco specializing in tort litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and medical negligence. Wiss is a former mediator with the American Arbitration Association.
She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, and is also a past president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Lawyers Club of San Francisco, and Queen’s Bench of the Greater Bay Area.
The Judicial Council is chaired by the Chief Justice, and consists of 14 judicial members appointed by the Chief Justice, four attorney members appointed by the State Bar Board of Governors, one member from each house of the Legislature, and six advisory members, including the CJA president. The Administrative Director of the Courts serves as secretary to the council.
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