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Wednesday, January 31, 2024


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Five Named to Los Angeles Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer



Five government lawyers have been named to the Los Angeles Superior Court.

An announcement of the appointments was made by the Governor’s Office on Monday night.

The appointees are:

•Supervising Deputy Attorney General Marisa Hernández-Stern.

•Senior Deputy Los Angeles County Counsel Cristina Legaspi.

•Deputy Los Angeles County Public Defender Paris G. Lewis.

•Assistant Head Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Lowrie J. Mendoza.

•Deputy Federal Public Defender Michael D. Weinstein of the Central District of California.

Hernández-Stern and Weinsterin earned their law degrees at UCLA, Legaspi received hers from the University of West Los Angeles, Lewis graduated from Southwestern Law School, and Mendoza’s degree is from Loyola.

All are Democrats except Legaspi who is registered without a party preference.

Sixteen judges of superior courts were appointed statewide.


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