Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst

justice ashmann-gerst portraitHon. Judith Ashmann-Gerst
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two (Los Angeles)

Current Term: July 1, 2011—Sept 14, 2015
Membership: Voting member, appointed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Internal Committees: Vice Chair, Rules and Projects Committee; Technology Committee
Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Inyo, Mono, and Ventura Counties; and AOC Information and Technology Services Office

 




Justice Ashmann-Gerst was appointed to the appellate bench in 2001. She served on the Los Angeles Municipal Court (1981–1986) and was elected to the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in 1986 and reelected in 1992 and 1998. During her years on the bench, Justice Ashmann-Gerst has served in various administrative roles, including judicial education, ethics, and technology. Before her judicial career, she was the Executive Assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California (1979–1981), special counsel to the City Attorney of Los Angeles (1976–1979), and a deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice, handling the constitutional rights and consumer protection units (1972–1976). She was named San Fernando Valley Bar Association Judge of the Year in 1995; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Section, Judge of the Year in 1994; and the San Fernando Criminal Courts Bar Judge of the Year for 1990-1991. More >>

LIAISON Reports

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.
Inyo County Superior Court liaison report by Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst
Jul 8, 2014
Mono County Superior Court liaison report by Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst
Apr 25, 2014
Justice Ashmann-Gerst highlights several issues facing the Mono County Superior Court, including the court's struggles to manage an influx of civil cases.
Ventura County Superior Court liaison report by Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst
Apr 25, 2013
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