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

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


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PERSONAL Born May 8, 1950, in Fresno. Married for 26 years to Marilyn. Three daughters.

EDUCATIONAL AWARDS Named to Phi Kappa Honor Scholastic Society. Outstanding Contribution to Education, Sanger Schools.

LAW-RELATED ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS Various County Bar Associations: speaker for legal education programs on appeals, 1997-98. Traynor Moot Court Competition: statewide, 1996. State Bar, speaker for "To Appeal or Not to Appeal," 1995. Santa Clara University, School of Law: member of Board of Visitors, 1992-94. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: symposium speaker,"Victims Rights in California," 1992.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES "Enhancing Sentences with Prior Convictions: The Limits of 'Without Limitations,'" 23 Pacific Law Journal 1051. "Dismissal and Pre-arraignment Delay: When Should the Clock Start?" 26 Judges' Journal (No.1) 31. "Striking a Delicate Balance in Sex Abuse Cases," 24 Judges' Journal (NO.4) 16.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS Elder and Choir Member, First Armenian Presbyterian Church. Trustee, Armenian Community School, 1998 Secretary, Sanger Youth Football League, 1981-82. Board member, World Impact (inner city youth ministry), 1977-81.

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