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Monday, August 11, 2008


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Nash Elected Secretary of National Judges Group


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Judge Michael Nash, presiding judge of the Juvenile Court in the Los Angeles Superior Court, was elected secretary of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the group said Friday.

The action was taken during the NCJFCJ’s annual meeting held July 27-30 in Norfolk, Va., the release said.

First appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1985, Nash has served on the Superior Court bench since 1989. Nash has been a juvenile court judge since 1990 and has served as presiding juvenile court or supervising judge of dependency court continuously since 1995.

Nash also serves as a “lead judge” in NCJFCJ’s Child Victims Act Model Courts Project. His court is one of 29 nationwide that is “implementing strategies designed to improve the courts’ handling of

child abuse and neglect cases,” the release said.

Nash serves as president of the Juvenile Court Judges of

California, and is a member of the California Child Welfare Council, the California Judicial Council Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee, and the Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care.

His many awards include being named “Judge of the Year” by the National CASA Association in 2006, the Stanley Mosk Legacy of Justice Award by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association in 2007, and the Extraordinary Service to Children Award by the Children’s Institute in 2008.

He has also served as a member of the Judicial Council, as co-chair of the Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, and as the council’s representative to the state attorney general’s task force on the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.


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