Judge Rosenberg served on the senior staff of two governors and was a county supervisor, a mayor, a city council member, and a civil litigator for 19 years before his appointment to the bench in 2003. In addition to serving three consecutive terms as presiding judge of the Yolo Superior Court, Judge Rosenberg has carried a full felony trial calendar, and is a long-time member of the Court's Appellate Panel, having served two terms as Presiding Judge of that panel. In 2010-11, he was an advisory member of the Judicial Council in his capacity as Chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the Executive and Planning Committee. In November 2012, the Chief Justice appointed him to the Trial Court Funding Work Group, a judicial and executive branch working group evaluating the progress of state-wide funding for trial courts. Judge Rosenberg has co-chaired the Trial Court Budget Working Group and served on the Joint Legislation Working Group of the Presiding Judges and Court Executives Advisory Committees, and the Judicial Recruitment and Retention Working Group. He is a former member of the Civil Law and Small Claims Advisory Committee and the CJER Criminal Law Education Committee, as well as a former faculty member of the California Judicial College. He is a member of the California Judges Association and the Alliance of California Judges, and chairs CJA's Governmental Affairs Committee, having served as a member of that committee since 2005. More >>
As part of the Judicial Council’s efforts to increase communication and transparency and promote accountability, council members serve as liaisons to the 58 trial courts and to the major service units of the Judicial Council staff. Members with updates present their reports at Judicial Council meetings, bringing fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.
Liaison Report on San Luis Obispo, Apr 2016
Judge Buckley reports on his visit to San Luis Obispo Superior Court. San Luis Obispo is located on the coast, north of Santa Barbara and south of Monterey. It has a population of just over 275,000 and covers 3600 sq. miles. The judicial allocation is 13 judges and two commissioners. They currently have 3 judicial vacancies and they are all being covered by assigned judges, a program critical to the court. The court was second on the list for a new courthouse in the early 2000, they are now 50. Proposition 47 has had a tremendous impact on the court, and has put a strain on the court’s limited resources. Judge Buckley reports that the court is happy with their new case management system.
Amador County Superior Court liaison report
|Lake County Superior Court liaison report
Jan 22, 2015
Lake County, ranked the poorest county in the state, hosts a population of 65,000 who are served by just 4 judges. The self-help center, once open to the public 5 days a week, is now operating just 2.5 days per week. In his liaison report to the Judicial Council, Judge Rosenberg details the court’s reduction in funding (from $5.4 million to $3.5 million in recent years) has resulted in the reduction of clerks from 43 to 29, cutting self-help center hours and IT staffing by 50%. Like other small counties with facilities built decades ago, jurors assemble in the hallways with the general public population, presented great security challenges for the court.
Colusa County Superior Court liaison report