Monday, June 3, 2002
Family Law Attorney Appointed to Sacramento Superior Court
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Sacramento family law attorney Jerilyn L. Borack was appointed to the Sacramento Superior Court by Gov. Gray Davis Friday.
A former junior high school teacher, Borack opened her own practice in 1983, handling a wide range of family law matters, including dissolution, child and spousal support, property division, child custody, paternity and adoptions.
Her appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Ford.
Borack has served as a judge pro tem handling settlements for the Sacramento, Yolo and El Dorado Superior Courts and has been appointed by the Sacramento, Yolo and Placer Superior Courts to represent children.
She has also served as a court-appointed referee/special master in child custody proceedings in the Placer and Sacramento Superior Courts.
Borack became a certified Family Law Specialist in 1992.
Before becoming a lawyer, Borack is taught French, History, and Social Studies to junior high school students for seven years.
Borack said she made the decision to change careers after being denied a sabbatical from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
“I think the diagnosis was thirty-itis,” Borack said. “It felt like I was standing on the platform and all the other trains were leaving.”
After visiting her older sister at an East Coast law school, Borack said she felt that was the path she needed to take.
And her diverse career experience can only help her as she prepares ready to jump into her role as a judge, Borack said.
“It will help me control the courtroom,” she said, referring to her years corralling 12-and 13-year-olds in the classroom.
Since joining the legal profession, she has been an active member of the Sacramento County Bar, where she served as secretary, treasurer, vice chair and chair of the Family Law Section.
She is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Youth Symphony and Academy of Music and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Adoption Agency.
Borack has chaired the Sacramento Superior Court’s Peer Review Grievance Committee within the Family Law Division.
She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, earning her teaching credential and a bachelor of science degree. She received her law degree from the University of California, Davis Law School.
She will receive a salary of $136,224.
Copyright 2002, Metropolitan News Company