Runoff Election 11/2/2010
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- Occupation: Superior Court Referee
- Member, California Judges Association, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
- Rated "Well-Qualified" by Los Angeles County Bar, 2006; "Qualified" 2010.
- Extensive Jury Trial Experience; Member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Admitted to Practice Law in California over 25 years
- Admitted to Practice Law in 15 states and 20 Federal District Courts.
- Considerable Community Service to Charter Schools and Abused Children.
Mark K. Ameli
- Law and Order. Protecting the Rights of Victims, Jurors, as well as the Accused.
- Judicial Decisions which are Just, Fair and Reasonable.
- Treating Everyone who Appears Before the Court with Courtesy and Respect
- Occupation: Arbitrator/Mediator/Litigator
- Litigator for 30 years, Arbitrator and mediator for the past 15 years
- Temporary Judge - Los Angeles Superior Court for the past 15 years
- UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, USC, Master of Arts in Economics, UWLA, Juris Doctorate
- Recipient of certificate of Appreciation from the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution and Temporary Judge Program
- Author of "A Primer on Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution" published by American Bankruptcy Institute, used by LA Superior Court for ADR training
- Community service in prevention of gang violence, leadership positions in Rotary, Southern California Mediation Association, and other organizations
Kim E. Smith
- Administration of Justice in the Courtroom: Fairness, impartiality, and freedom from bias in court, compassion to the victims
- Courtesy to the jurors and respect for their time
- Protection of the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of California
- Occupation: City Prosecutor-City of Hawthorne, CA
- Deputy District Attorney-Los Angeles County
- Southwestern University of Law -J.D.
- Sergeant - Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
- Lieutenant Colonel - U.S. Marine Corps
- B.A.,, Occidental; M.A. - USC (Public Admin)
- Decorated war veteran
- Speedy and efficient calendar management
- Fair adjudication for all parties
- Maintain high ethical standards in all proceedings
- Occupation: Criminal Prosecutor
- JD, Harvard Law School
- BA, UC Berkeley
- 11 years Criminal Prosecution
- 13 years Civil Litigation
- Special Assistant United States Attorney
- Adjunct Professor
- Equal treatment for all under the law.
- Cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
- Diversity on the bench.
- Occupation: Arbitrator/Mediator
- Juris Doctor-Loyola Law School
- California State University-Fresno BA History-Cum Laude
- Appointed to the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Community Service Recognition- City of Los Angeles
- Straus Institute/Pepperdine Law School Advanced Mediation Training
- Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership-Beverly Hills Bar Association
Edward J. Nison
- That everyone has access to the legal system and to give all an equal opportunity to be heard.
- That Justice is served.
- Diligently serve the people of Los Angeles County, ethically and professionally.
- Occupation: Criminal Homicide Prosecutor
- Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County for over 24 years
- Prosecuted gang homicide cases for 8 1/2 years
- Prosecuted criminal violations of environmental and workplace safety laws for 4 years
- Responsible for legal training of prosecutors and police officers, 6 years
- Prosecuted over 100 homicide cases
- Provided training to prosecutors and law enforcement on Constitutional Law throughout the United States
C. Edward Mack
- Protect society from violent predators and treat victims in a respectful manner
- Always serve the public and act with honesty, integrity and fairness
- Prevent youthful offenders from becoming violent predators
- Occupation: Criminal Trial Attorney
- Vietnam Era War Veteran, Air Force
- Tried over 100 jury trials
- Criminal Experience as Public Defender
- Civil Experience as Judicial Law Clerk
- Experienced in handling high volumes of cases
Kendall C. "Ken" Reed
- To provide justice to all litigants, no matter what background and to run my courtroom with expediency and dignity, exemplifying efficiency
- Establish a mental health court/diversion program
- Establish a juvenile court "Early Prevention/Parental Intervention program to stop gang killings, violence and other gang crimes
- Occupation: Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator
- Juris Doctor, University of Southern California School of Law
- Master of Laws, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- International Mediation Insitute, Approved Mediator
- To be Fair, Thoughtful, and Dedicated as a Judge
- To Assist the Court in Dealing with its Current Budget Constraints
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- Thursday May 20
time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
place: Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Bl., L.A. CA 90010
co-sponsors: LWV/L.A. County;
LWV Los Angeles; Southwestern Law School
special guests: Judith McConnell, Administrative Presiding Justice,
4th District Appellate Court, &
Val Zavala, Anchor, KCET's "SoCal Connected"
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