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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Governor Names Former Justice Carlos Moreno to State Bar Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday announced his selection of former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno to serve on the State Bar Commission on Access to Justice.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.

Moreno, 63, stepped down from the high court bench in February to join Irell & Manella LLP.

He began his judicial career as a member of the Compton Municipal Court, where he sat from 1986 to 1993. Moreno joined the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1993, and in 1998, he moved to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, where he remained until his elevation to the supreme court in 2001.

The former justice serves on the board of directors of the Inner City Law Center and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. Earlier this month he was selected to join the county’s new Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence.

A graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, Moreno joined the State Bar in 1975 and is registered as a Democrat.

In other news, the governor also tapped San Bernardino District Attorney Michael Ramos for a seat on the Commission for Peace Officer Standards and Training and Sacramento attorney Ginevra Chandler to serve as chief counsel at the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Ramos, 54, has been the San Bernardino District Attorney since 2002, and has served in the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office since 1989.

He represents the State of California on the National District Attorney’s Association Board of Directors. Ramos is a member of the California District Attorneys Association, and served as president from 2010 to 2011.

Chandler, 57, has served as the chief counsel at the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection since 2005. She was a partner at Carter Behnke Oglesby & Bacik from 2001 to 2005 and deputy county counsel for the County of Humboldt from 1997 to 2001.

The position for which Ramos was nominated requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Chandler does not require Senate confirmation to assume her new position, and will receive compensation of $118,164.

Ramos and Chandler are Republicans.


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