Thursday, April 17, 2008
Commissioner Ipema to Resign, MetNews Learns
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema is resigning in order to accept a similar position in the San Diego Superior Court, the MetNews has learned.
Ipema said yesterday she was “not in a position to say anything” and declined to comment on the reason for her resignation. “Nothing is official yet,” she said, although a court source said she was likely to be leaving within a week.
She currently presides over a family law courtroom at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
Ipema obtained her law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in Kentucky, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1991. She served as a Superior Court senior research attorney in Long Beach prior to taking the bench in August, 2005.
Her name was sent to the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation as a possible appointee to the court in August 2007, and again this past January.
Her husband, Henry P. Ipema Jr., is an immigration judge in San Diego and she has reportedly been commuting daily between there and Los Angeles.
Ipema said that formal announcement is scheduled for Friday regarding her status.
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