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Monday, August 10, 2009


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Court’s Analyst Hana Will Retire After 33 Years


By a MetNews Staff Writer


After more than 33 years of service with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Senior Management Analyst Bridget Hana said Friday that she is planning to retire on Sept. 28.

Hana is responsible for putting out the local rules and forms for the court.

Hana came to the court in 1976 from the law firm of Newton & Irwin to oversee the training and recruitment of the court’s legal secretarial department. She spent over 18 years in the position, during which time she recalled ushering in the court’s first word processing equipment.

During her lengthy tenure, Hana remarked that she has seen “lots of changes” in the court, most notably unification in 2000 and the opening of several new courthouse facilities.

“It’s really been great working here,” she said. “I really, really enjoyed working with the judges of the court…. It’s not easy to leave.”

She added that the court “has been fortunate in being able to recruit so many really good people,” praising the “skill level and professionalism of the employees” as “just top-notch.”

Hana has also worked at Los Angeles City College since 1973 as an instructor for legal secretarial procedures, grammar, shorthand, records management and other business topics, she said.

As for her retirement plans, she said, “Who knows?” Coyly identifying herself as “very young…too young to retire,” Hana mused, “I may want to work part-time somewhere, or I may want to do some more teaching.…I haven’t decided yet.”

The native of Ireland said she has “traveled quite a bit” during her lifetime and predicted she will “do some of that,” as well as continue her accordion and art lessons.

Hana said she is also active in the Irish community and with the Good Shepard Center for the Homeless and will continue her involvement during her retirement.


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