Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs

Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs
Presiding Judge, Superior Court of Humboldt County

Current Term: September 15, 2020  – September 14, 2021
Membership: Advisory member appointed by the Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Internal Committees: Executive and Planning Committee, Legislation Committee
Liaison to: Del Norte, Lassen, and Siskiyou Counties

Presiding Judge Hinrichs began her first term as the presiding judge of the Superior Court of Humboldt County on January 1, 2015. She began her term as chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee on September 15, 2019.

Since her appointment to the bench in 2009, Judge Hinrichs has been a key member of several Judicial Council advisory bodies. She is currently a member of the Workload Assessment Advisory Committee and a member of the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee. Additionally, Presiding Judge Hinrichs has previously served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Financial Accountability and Efficiency for the Judicial Branch, and as co-chair of the Assembly Bill 1058 Funding Allocation Joint Subcommittee. In the area of judicial education, she has been a presenter and panelist at various events often focusing on the subject of juvenile justice.