Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has appointed Los Angeles County Assistant Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile as a new member of the Judicial Council, effective September 15, 2017, through September 14, 2018. Judge Brazile replaces Judge Daniel Buckley, whose term ends on September 14, 2017.
Prior to his appointment to the bench in 2002, Judge Brazile was a civil trial attorney for the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office. He has also served as a member of the Judicial Council’s Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee.
According to the state Constitution, the Chief Justice chairs the Judicial Council and appoints one other Supreme Court justice, three justices from the courts of appeal, 10 trial court judges, two nonvoting court administrators, “and any other nonvoting members as determined by the voting membership of the council.” The State Bar’s governing body appoints four members, and the state Senate and Assembly each appoint one member.
Council members are volunteers and do not receive additional compensation for their service. Most members serve three-year terms, and each year about a third of the membership rotates off and a new group is sworn in.