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

JAEC Rules



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


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-Elect
AT&T Services, Inc., Legal Dept.
5001 Executive Parkway, Suite 2w802
San Ramon, CA 94583

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
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

Joy Ricardo Clay
Judicial Council of CA
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California

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

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

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
Elena Ramirez & Associates
4900 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Jocelyn Sperling
Law Office of 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
Torres Law Group
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. 290
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2210
Fax: (510) 452-2224