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

JAEC Rules


Members

Chair

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


Vice-Chair

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

Secretary

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

Ex Officio

Lauren Powe, ACBA President
CA Dept. of Justice
1515 Clay Street, Suite 2000
Oakland, CA 94612

Ex Officio

Vincent Tong, ACBA President-Elect
409 13th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Past Chair

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

Committee Members

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

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

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

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
Email: beth@acbanet.org