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

JAEC Rules



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


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


Jeffrey S. Tachiki
Perkins Coie LLP
505 Howard Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94105

Ex Officio

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

Ex Officio

Lauren Powe, ACBA President-Elect
California Department of Justice
1515 Clay St., Suite 2000
Oakland CA 94612

Past Chair

Heather Chang
Law Office of Heather Chang
385 Grand Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610

Committee Members

Jason M. Allen
Office of the City Attorney
One Frank H Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor Oakland, CA 94612

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

Anna M. Bednarczyk
Law Offices of Vanessa Candelaria
1981 N. Broadway, Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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

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

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
Domestic Violence Unit
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Suizi Lin
Law Office of 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
Solano County District Attorney’s Office
675 Texas Street, Suite 4500
Fairfield, CA 94533

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

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

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

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