State of California (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne Counties) November 3, 1998 General
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Full Biography for Jim Ardaiz

Candidate for
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 5

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Deputy District Attorney 1974-1977. Chief Deputy District Attorney in charge of Homicide prosecutions 1977-1980. Elected to the Municipal Court, Fresno in 1980. Assistant Presiding Judge, Fresno Municipal Court, 1982-1983. Presiding Judge, Fresno Municipal Court, 1983-1985. Appointed by Governor Deukmejian to Fresno Superior Court
1985. Presiding Criminal judge 1986-1987. Appointed by Governor Deukmejian to Fifth District Court of Appeal 1988. Appointed Presiding Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 1994. Chairman, New Trial Judge Orientation 1985; Chairman, California Judges Association Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure 1987. Committee to Oversee Appointed Counsel 1990-1994. Judicial Council of the State of California 1993-1996. Chairman, Executive Committee of Judicial Council 1995-1996. Chairman, Committee on Appellate Courts 1996. Chairman, California Task Force on Trial Court Employees, 1998. San Joaquin College of Law Teacher of the Year 1987, 1994. Developed program winning Kleps Award for Judicial Management in California, 1993. Faculty, California Judge's College, University of California 1983-1988. Co-Author, California Evidence.

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