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
5032 Woodminster Lane
Oakland, CA 94602


Bianca Sierra Wolff
California Bar Foundation


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

Past Chair

Christopher Beatty
Law Office of Andrew Wolff
1970 Broadway, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612

Ex Officio

Eric Handler, President
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Ex Officio

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

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
Attorney at Law

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

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

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

Sue Young Ra
Office of the Public Defender
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612

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

Jamie Rudman
Sanchez & Amador, LLP
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

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

Casey Williams
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Staff Liaison

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