Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Speaker Names Michael Feuer To Judicial Council
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass yesterday named Assembly Judiciary Committee chair Michael Feuer, D-West Hollywood, to the Judicial Council of California.
“I am honored to serve as the Speaker’s appointee to the Judicial Council,” Feuer said in a statement. “I look forward to tackling the issues facing the nation’s largest court system.”
The state Constitution provides that one member of the Senate and one member of the Assembly serve on the council. Those seats are traditionally filled by the Judiciary chairs of the respective chambers.
Feuer was elected to the Assembly in 2006, representing the 42nd Assembly District. The district includes parts of the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, along with Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
The lawmaker served on the Los Angeles City Council from 1995 until 2001, when he was defeated by Rocky Delgadillo in the runoff election for city attorney.
Before his election to the council, he spent eight years as executive director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services. He has also taught public policy at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, and litigation techniques at UCLA Law School.
Feuer has practiced law at Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley and Morrison & Foerster. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for then-state Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Grodin.
He is married to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gail Ruderman Feuer.
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