Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Commissioner Lewis Named Juvenile Court Judge of Year
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Jacqueline H. Lewis has been named the 2010 Juvenile Court Judge of the Year by her colleagues statewide.
Lewis told the MetNews she received the award from the Juvenile Court Judges of California on Thursday in San Diego at a dinner for juvenile court judges at the Center for Families, Children & the Courts’ annual Beyond the Bench conference.
The award has been conferred annually for nearly 17 years in remembrance of the late Alameda Superior Court Judge Wilmont Sweeney. It honors those in leadership and teaching roles in the juvenile court, Lewis said.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so honored in my legal career as I was to receive recognition from colleagues and peers around the state…,” Lewis commented. “To be honored for something you love doing is truly amazing.”
She added that she was happy to be joining the company of the “many respected” recipients of the award in past years, who include Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash and Referee Sherri Sobel from the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Lewis was elected a commissioner by judges of the Superior Court in 2008 after over 11 years of service as a referee in the dependency department. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University and UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, she joined the State Bar in 1990.
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