Thursday, July 16, 2015

2d DCA research attorney appointed to LASC

Lots of appointments around the state today.
But here's the appellate-related one:

Governor Brown Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Songhai D. Miguda-Armstead, Timothy P. Dillon, Ronald F. Frank, Julian C. Recana, Lawrence P. Riff, Laura A. Seigle, Natalie P. Stone and Lisa K. Sepe-Wiesenfeld to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

Stone, 44, of Los Angeles, has served as an appellate judicial attorney at the California Court of Appeal, Second District since 2010. She was an associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP from 1999 to 2010. Stone served as a law clerk for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1998 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. Stone fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Brian M. Hoffstadt to the Court of Appeal. Stone is a Democrat. 

For those keeping score at home, Stone is the Gov's fourth recent 2d District judicial attorney appointment, after Colin Leis (Div. 8, Rubin), Armen Tamzarian (Div. 3), and Frank Menetrez (Div. 1, Rothschild).