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

JAEC Rules



Vincent L. Brown
Office of the City Attorney
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612


Anna M. Bednarczyk
Bednarczyk & Valerio, LLP
1470 Maria Lane, Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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

Ex Officio

Vincent Tong, ACBA President
4319 Piedmont Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oakland, California 94611

Ex Officio

Pamela Ross, ACBA President-Elect
All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc.
3137 Castro Valley Blvd., Suite 210
Castro Valley, 94546

Past Chair

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

Committee Members

Jason M. Allen
Kessenick Gamma & Free, LLP
1 Post Street, Suite 2500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Monique Berlanga
Centro Legal de la Raza
3022 International Blvd, Ste 410, Oakland, CA 94601

Angelina Clay
Office of the Alameda County District Attorney
1225 Fallon St Ste 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Joshua C. Irwin
CA Dept. of Justice
1515 Clay Street, Fl 20
Oakland, CA 94612

Nichelle Holmes

Office of Contra Costa County District Attorney

900 Ward Street FL 2,

Martinez, CA 94553

Krista S. Johnson
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
4 Embarcadero Center FL. 17
San Francisco, CA 94111

Mario A. Moya
Moya Law Firm
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Shane C. Nielson
Family Law Group Inc.
1840 4th Street, Suite 200
Livermore, CA 94550

Erin C. Smith
Family Violence Appellate Project
449 15th Street, Suite 104
Oakland, CA 94612

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

Cammila C. Valerio
Bednarczyk & Valerio, LLP
1470 Maria Lane, Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

George A. Warner
Legal Aid at Work
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Loren M. Williams
Alameda County Public Defender
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94612

Staff Liaison

Beth Litwin
Alameda County Bar Association
1000 Broadway, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94607
Fax: (510) 452-2224