Richard A. Paez
 

Hon. Richard A. Paez
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The Richard H. Chambers Courthouse
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 229-7250
Fax: (626) 229-7462
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since March 14, 2000

Appointed 2000 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
California, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1972
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1973
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
Education:
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1972
J.D.

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
Honors: Attended, 1965, 1967-1969

University of California, Irvine, California

Brigham Young University, 1969
B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Faculty, Civil Law and Motion, California Center for Judicial Education and Research, CJER, Civil Institute, 1985 - 1986

Faculty, Civil Law and Motion, CJER, Municipal and Justice Courts Institute, 1984 - 1985

Faculty, Civil Law and Motion, CJER, Municipal Court Workshop, 1983 - 1984

Faculty, Civil Law and Motion, California Judicial College, 1985-1987, 1990-1991

Faculty, Court Management, CJER, California Continuing Judicial Studies Program 1985-1987, 1990-present

Lecturer, Landlord-Tenant Litigation, Rutter Group, 1984, 1990

Honors and Awards:
Recipient of MABA's Benito Juarez Award for Outstanding Legal Accomplishments, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judges' Association, 1990 - 1991
Chair

Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judges' Association, 1989 - 1990
Vice Chair

Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judges' Association, 1988 - 1989
Secretary

Judicial Council Advisory Committee of State Trial Court Funding, 1990
Member

Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Trial Court Improvement Fund, 1988
Member

Los Angeles County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
Member, 1988, 1990-1991

Los Angeles County/City Criminal Justice Group, Member, ad hoc Comm.
LA County/City Criminal Justice, Elected and Appointed Officials

Los Angeles County Municipal Courts Marshal's Committee, 1986 - 1988
Chair

Mexican-American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, 1976 - Present
Member

MABA Board of Trustees, 1981
Member

California Judges' Association, 1981 - Present
Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1977 - Present
Member

Dispute Resolution Services, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993 - Present
Member, Board of Directors

California Judicial Council, Appointed by Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas
Member, February 1991 to January 1993

California Judicial Council, Appointed By Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas
Reappointed Member, February 1993, Member, Executive Committee

Economical Litigation Committee, 1983 - 1984
Member

Special Committee on California Rape Laws, 1978
Member

State Courts Committee, 1988 - Present
Member

Board of Directors Public Counsel, 1984 - 1987
Member

CJER, New Judge Education Planning Committee, 1988 - 1991
Member

Past Employment Positions:
State of California, Municipal Court, Los Angeles, Judge, 1981 - 1994

Los Angeles Municipal Court, Presiding Judge, 1988

Los Angeles Municipal Court, Assistant Presiding Judge, 1987

California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 7, Assigned Temporary Judge, 1983

California Rural Legal Assistance Delano/McFarland Regional Office, Delano, California, Staff Attorney, 1972 - 1974

Los Angeles Municipal Court, Civil Panel, Supervising Judge, 1989 - Present

Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission, Member, 1988 - Present

Western Center on Law and Poverty, Inc., Los Angeles, California, Staff Attorney, 1974 - 1976

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, Senior Counsel, 1976 - 1978

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, Director of Litigation, 1978 - 1979

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, Deputy Director for Litigation, 1979 - 1980

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, Acting Executive Director and Director of Litigation, 1980 - 1981

Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission, Member, 1990 - 1991

U. S. District Court, Central District of California, Judge, June 16, 1994 - March 17, 2000

Birth Information:
1947, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/22/2013

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