Wednesday, May 29, 2013

          Distinguished Public Servants Appointed to State Court Bench

          Two UC Hastings alumni were among the Superior Court judicial appointments made in California by Gov. Jerry Brown on May 21, 2013.

          The new judges are:

          Julie Fox Blackshaw '79, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Blackshaw, 59, of Pasadena, has served as deputy counsel to the mayor of Los Angeles since 2010. She was a federal court special master from 2002 to 2010. Julie Fox BradshawBlackshaw served as deputy general counsel to the Rampart Independent Review Panel at the Los Angeles Police Commission in 2000. She served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney's Office of Los Angeles from 1987 to 1994. Blackshaw was an associate at the law offices of Tuttle and Taylor from 1984 to 1987 and Overland Berke Wesley Gitts Randolph and Levanas from 1983 to 1984. She served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Leon E. Panetta from 1982 to 1983 and an associate at the law office of Sellers Connor and Cuneo from 1979 to 1982. Blackshaw earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani. Blackshaw is a Democrat.

          Harry Dorfman '84, San Francisco County Superior Court. Dorfman, 56, of San Francisco, has been a managing attorney at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Homicide Unit since 2010. He was a professor at San Francisco Law School from 2001 to 2011 and chief counsel for the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety from 1999 to 2000. Dorfman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donna Little. Dorfman is a Democrat. "Harry is an inspiring mentor to new prosecutors, has an impressive command of the law, and a wealth of experience in and out of the courtroom," DA George Gascón said in a prepared statement. "I have a high regard for his leadership and the utmost respect for his commitment to public safety."

          “The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded by a judge and continues to lead in training of jurists,” Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu said. “Our strength as a school is reflected in our representation on the bench.”

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