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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


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Los Angeles Superior Court Elects Two New Commissioners


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court judges have elected Deputy District Attorney Latonya Hadnot Prioleau and Sherman Oaks sole practitioner Michelle Short-Nagel as commissioners of the court.

Judicial officers were informed yesterday that Prioleau and Short-Nagel had received the most votes in balloting that ended Monday.

The new commissioners were elected from a list of candidates nominated by a judicial panel. Following its tradition of many years standing, the court elected the candidates who were highest-ranked by the panel.

The other candidates were, in ranked order, Deputy Public Defender Lisa Strassner; Deputy Federal Public Defender Alicia Blanco; Montebello attorney Armando Duron; Administrative Law Judge Amy C. Yerkey; court staff attorney Nichelle Blackwell; dependency court attorney Timothy Martella; Calabasas sole practitioner and former Superior Court Referee Marilyn Mordetzky; Deputy Alternate Public Defender Michael Miller; Orange County Deputy Public Defender Sheryl Beasley; Amparo Veronica Sauceda of the Los Angeles  Center for Law and Justice; and Irvine attorney Doreen Boxer.

Prioleau, who was admitted to the State Bar in 1995, is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta   and USC. She has worked in the district attorney’s Parole Revocation Section, based in Lynwood.

Short-Nagel is a graduate of California State University-Northridge and Whittier College School of Law. She practices family law.


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