(Subscription required) Judge Cynthia L. Ulfig can be patient with young defendants who have strayed from the straight and narrow, but is less so with attorneys who stray from proper courtroom decorum.
(Subscription required) After 20 years as a judge, Gasdia said he retains his energy and zest for the job. "It's fun to realize that you don't know everything," he said. "It's fun to tell [lawyers] what your solution is."
(Subscription required) Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr., who said he's been wrongly admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance, is hoping to take his battle to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Kay has broken every barrier. Every ceiling. So all young women, all people of color, all young lawyers, she was our first. We watched it happen. And she did it quietly with dignity and with integrity," says Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye. (Photo courtesy: Juliane Backmann/Daily Journal)
"Your wonderful career, your commitment to the law, and to the state of California has been an inspiration for lawyers and judges and will continue to be for generations to come," says Justice Corrigan. "Your contributions will definitely last because you have become part of our DNA." (Photo courtesy: Juliane Backmann/Daily Journal)
"Justice Werdegar is persuadable, she is persuasive, she is practical, and she is principled. Thank you for the chance to learn from you," says Justice Cuellar. (Photo courtesy: Juliane Backmann/Daily Journal)