Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Nicholas Taubert to Retire


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Nicholas Taubert said yesterday he plans to retire at the end of June.

“I started in 1970 as an assistant state’s attorney in Chicago, so I’ve been working for 40 years” the commissioner told the MetNews. “It’s time.”

Taubert, 66, said he will sit for the last time during the last week in May and then take accrued vacation until his retirement date. He hears child support cases at the Central Civil West courthouse and has been a commissioner since 2002.

 The Pekin, Ill., native and DePaul University law graduate was a Chicago prosecutor for six years before coming to California. He spent 22 years in Los Angeles County child support enforcement before the judges elected him to his present post.

He was a deputy district attorney, handling both civil and criminal support cases, until 2001, when the civil function was transferred to the Department of Child Support Services and he joined that entity.

His undergraduate degree is from Washington University in St. Louis. He said he was looking forward to attending his 45-year class reunion there next month.

 Taubert said his retirement plans include visiting family members in other parts of the country. He has also done housing restorations, and said he likely will begin work next year on a house he bought 15 years ago in the area between the Beverly Center and the Grove shopping center.

He said he has no current plans to remain involved in the legal field but that he has “the option of changing my mind” and might become involved in mediation sometime in the future.


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