Investigates and evaluates judicial candidates from Alameda County and makes recommendations to Governor’s Judicial Appointments Secretary.

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Heather Chang
Law Office of Heather Chang
5032 Woodminster Lane
Oakland, CA 94602


David Goldman
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607


Jo-Anna Nieves
The Nieves Law Firm, APC
505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Ex Officio

Michael P. Johnson, President
AT&T Services, Inc., Legal Dept.
525 Market Street, Room 2008
San Francisco, CA 94105

Ex Officio

Cheryl Poncini, President-Elect
Office of the District Attorney
1225 Fallon Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Committee Members

Arezou Bakhtjou
Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94607

Anna M. Bednarczyk
Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel LLP
101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Vincent L. Brown
Golfarb and Lipman
1300 Clay Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94111

Joy Ricardo Clay
East Bay Children’s Law Office
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94621

Krista S. Johnson
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-4109

H. Glenn Kim
Office of the District Attorney
661 Washington Street #225
Oakland, CA 94607

Andrew Lah
Office of the District Attorney
850 Bryant Street, Suite 322
San Francisco, CA 94103

Suizi Lin
5920 Newpark Mall Road
Newark, California 94560

Christina Lum
Office of the City Attorney
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Mujdah Rahim
Law Office of Mujdah Rahim
961 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Elena Ramirez
Law Offices of Vanessa Candelaria, P.C.
1990 N California Blvd, Suite 800
Walnut Creek, California 94596

Jocelyn Sperling
2342 Shattuck Avenue, No. 121
Berkeley, California 94704

Jeffrey S. Tachiki
The Tachiki Law Group
520 3rd Street, Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94607

Roseann Torres
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, California 94612

James Treggiari
Legal Assistance for Seniors
333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 850
Oakland, California 94621

Staff Liaison

Beth Litwin
Alameda County Bar Association
1000 Broadway, Ste. 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2210
Fax: (510) 452-2224