Angela Joy Davis is an assistant U.S. attorney in the major frauds section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, where she has served since 1995. She has held several leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Justice. Before joining the public sector, she was a civil litigator for major law firms based in Los Angeles from 1986–1993. She is past president of California Women Lawyers (2006 to 2007) and was Chair of the Editorial Board for the official journal of the L.A. County Bar Association (2008–2009). In Nov 2012, Ms. Davis was appointed by the Chief Justice to the Trial Court Funding Workgroup, a judicial and executive branch working group evaluating the progress of state wide funding for trial courts.
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.
Ms. Davis reports on AOC Office of Govt Affairs