Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, March 31, 2011


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Superior Court Commissioners DeVoe, Goestsch to Retire


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court officials yesterday said Commissioners Cathrin DeVoe and Martin L. Goetsch are planning to retire.

DeVoe’s last day is scheduled for April 26, and Groestsch’s for today. Individuals answering phone calls to their court rooms yesterday said each of them had already had their last day on the bench.

DeVoe, 65,  joined the State Bar in 1976 after attending CSU Northridge and the San Fernando Valley College of Law.

She once ran an exercise studio in the Antelope Valley and was among 200 individuals in Antelope Valley targeted in an extortion scheme in 1988, according to old news reports.

Goetsch, 66, joined the State Bar in 1982. He spent 10 years in private practice in San Bernardino County before being elected commissioner by the judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1993.

He worked as a surveyor for the Peace Corps in Africa and for the U.S. Forest Service before attending college at UC Berkeley, where he earned a degree in engineering in 1970.

Goetsch graduated from law school at the University of La Verne in 1981.


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