Judge Dalila Corral Lyons

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Hon. Dalila Corral Lyons
Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Current Term: Apr 4, 2016–Sept 14, 2019

Membership: Voting Member, appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Previous Term: Sept 15, 2015 - Apr 3, 2016 as Advisory Member

Internal Committees: Rules and Projects Committee; and Litigation Management Committee

Council Liaison to: Inyo and Mono Counties

Judge Dalila Corral Lyons was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2005. She is currently assigned to a civil general jurisdiction department and was previously assigned to a felony trial department. While pursuing her B.S. in Public Administration from USC, Judge Corral Lyons interned at the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs. She went on to earn her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She also studied the Mexican legal system in Mexico City.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Corral Lyons was the Chief Legal Advisor for the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department and before that, practiced government law with the Los Angeles Office of the County Counsel and business and entertainment litigation with private law firms. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award from the National Center for Women and Policing. The Latina Lawyers Bar Association recognized her as a “Mujer Who Leads” and the Mexican-American Bar Association awarded her with the “Judicial Excellence Award.” USC honored her with the Alumni Merit Award. Judge Corral Lyons teaches for Judicial College and the Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Educational Seminars.

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