Past member: Judge Sherrill A. Ellsworth

portrait judge ellsworthHon. Sherrill A. Ellsworth
Judge, Superior Court of Riverside County

Sept 2012–Mar 2014 (Retired; term completed by Judge Gary Nadler)
Membership: Voting member, appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Internal Committee: Policy and Coordination Committee; Technology Committee
Liaison to: Superior Courts of Orange and San Diego Counties; AOC Center for Families, Children & the Courts



Judge Ellsworth began serving as a court commissioner in 1996 and was appointed to the bench in 2005. In 1999, she was named the American Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year for Judicial Leadership. Judge Ellsworth was appointed vice-chair of the California Court Case Management System Justice Partner Advisory Committee in 2010. She was a member of the Strategic Evaluation Committee appointed by the Chief Justice and of the council’s Trial Court Budget Working Group, Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, and Task Force on Self-Represented Litigants. 


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 major units in the Administrative Office of the Courts. Each member’s liaison reports at Judicial Council meetings bring fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.

Judge Ellsworth reports on the Superior Court of Orange County
Dec 13, 2013
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