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Wednesday, May 8, 2013


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Fourth District Court of Appeal Names New Clerk


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Fourth District Court of Appeal has chosen Kevin J. Lane as its new clerk/administrator, Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell said yesterday.

In a release, McConnell said that Lane, who has been acting clerk/administrator since Stephen M. Kelly died suddenly in February, would take the position effective July 1.

“His nine years of experience as assistant clerk/administrator and his intimate knowledge of the appellate court system made [Lane] an excellent choice to replace Steve,” the presiding justice said.

The clerk/administrator oversees all non-judicial employees at the court’s offices in San Diego, Riverside, and Santa Ana. Duties of the position, according to the release, include “planning and carrying out administrative and professional programs and policies; overseeing administrative activities related to civil and criminal appeals and oral argument sessions; developing and carrying out plans for the court’s outreach efforts; jointly developing, administering, and monitoring the court’s budget; and coordinating court security.”

Lane, a Southern California native, majored in criminal justice at California State University, Fullerton, holds a master’s in that field from California State University, Long Beach. He is a certified court manager through the Institute for Court Management and in 2004 became an ICM Fellow of the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management.

Lane has also worked extensively with the Administrative Office of the Courts, serving on multiple technology-related committees, as well as staff development and operational committees. Additionally, he has chaired and served on a variety of national committees involving court standards, technology, public relations, and policy development.


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