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Thursday, October 21, 2010


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Former Local Judge Richey Under Consideration for Sonoma Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge for appointment to the Sonoma Superior Court, the MetNews has learned.

The State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation has sent out questionnaires regarding Andria K. Richey’s qualifications for office.

Richey, 55, retired in 2007 and moved to Northern California for what were said to be personal reasons. She has been registered as inactive with the State Bar since then.

The former jurist was tapped for the Los Angeles Municipal Court bench in 1998 by then-Governor Pete Wilson and was elevated by unification in 2000. Richey retained her seat by being elected without opposition in 2002.

 She began her legal career as an associate with Bryan Cave LLP in Los Angeles, becoming a partner before she left the firm in 1990 to join Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, where she was also a partner.

Richey graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 and remained at the school for her law degree, which she earned in 1979. She was admitted to the State Bar that year as well.


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