A report on where
Pretrial Conference Set on Charges Against Former Judge Roosevelt Dorn...Orange Superior Court Judge Kim Dunning to Sit on C.A.'s Div. One for a Month...Incoming Presiding Judge McCoy Sets Leadership Team for Next Year
following contests will appear on Tuesday's general election ballot.
(Ballot designations in parentheses.):
a lawyer for 40 years, faces a Nov. 24 trial on five felony embezzlement
counts. The trial was continued from Sept. 4.
an attorney since 1973, is facing possible disbarment based on State
Bar Court Hearing Judge Richard Honn's finding of last November
that the lawyer engaged in a concerted campaign of litigation designed
to harass judicial officers who had ruled against him, in particular
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Bruce Mitchell.
who served on the Inglewood Municipal Court and the Los Angeles
Superior Court from 1979 until his election as mayor of Inglewood
in 1997, pled not guilty July 24 to charges of conflict of interest
and misappropriation of public funds. He is alleged to have personally
benefited from a loan program designed to assist city employees
in purchasing and improving housing within the city.
There has been a vacancy on the court since Judge Stephen Trott took senior status Dec. 31, 2004. Another vacancy, in a newly created position, will be created on Jan. 21 of next year.
George Schiavelli resigned effective Oct. 5, creating a second vacancy.
There are no vacancies.
Justice William Stein retired from Div. One at the end of August. Justice Linda M. Gemello retired from Div. Five Jan. 4. Justice Douglas E. Swager is retiring from Div. One at the end of the year.
Miriam Vogel retired from Div. One July 3. Orange Superior Court Judge
Kim G. Dunning has been assigned to sit in Div. One for the month of
Los Angeles Superior Court
Legislation of Interest to the Legal Community
following bills of interest to the legal community were acted upon
by Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose, which, as amended, would implement
the Court of Appeal decision in In re Estate of Claeyssens, 161 C.A.
4th 465, by eliminating graduated probate filing fees and establishing
a uniform fee of $320, payable upon filing of a party's first petition
or objections. The bill, which passed the Assembly last year in a
different form, passed the Senate July 10 by a vote of 35-0, passed
the Assembly as amended Aug. 7 by a vote of 76-0, and was signed by
the governor Sept. 26.
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