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Thursday, April 21, 2016


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Schreiner Reports ‘Well Qualified’ LACBA Rating


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Deputy District Attorney Steven Schreiner has been rated “Well Qualified” for election as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge by the County Bar’s Judicial Election Evaluation Committee, Schreiner reported yesterday.

Schreiner is seeking an open seat on the court. His opponents are Deputy District Attorneys Debra Archuleta and Paul Kim, who reported being rated “Qualified” and said they would not appeal, and civil litigator Jonathan Malek, who did not return a MetNews phone call.

In other news, Deputy District Attorney Hubert Yun, who is running for another open seat, said he would not appeal his “Qualified” rating.

Yun is running against Deputy District Attorneys Javier Perez and Susan Jung Townsend and business attorney Aaron Weissman.

Townsend is known to have been rated “Qualified” and has not said whether she plans to appeal. Weissman was rated “Not Qualified” and is expected to appeal.

Schreiner becomes the fifth candidate to report a “Well Qualified” rating this election cycle.

The others are Judge Kathryn Ann Solorzano, state Deputy Attorney General Kim Nguyen, and Deputy District Attorneys Efrain M. Aceves and Fred Mesropi.

Nguyen and Mesropi are among five candidates seeking the seat being vacated by Judge Elden Fox. Others in that race are Deputy District Attorney David A. Berger, initially rated “Not Qualified,” sole practitioner Naser Khoury, who initially said he had not received the letter containing the rating and did not return a phone call yesterday, and Deputy City Attorney Onica Valle Cole, who said she was rated “Qualified” and would not appeal.

Under the committee’s rules, candidates may appeal their initial ratings, which are based on recommendations by a subcommittee that interviews all of the candidates in a given race who choose to participate.

Candidates who do not receive the highest rating may appeal and appear before the full committee.


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