The Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who set policy and appoint the Executive Director. The Board consists of five Superior Court judges appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County and two attorneys appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Hon. Ann I. JonesHon. Ann I. Jones
President, Board of Trustees

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2018

In addition to chairing Board Meetings, Judge Jones provides leadership on general library direction and guidance on monthly agenda items. Judge Jones was appointed to the Superior Court in October, 2001. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Judge Jones served as a United State Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California (1997-2001).

Following graduation from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and a federal clerk appointment to the Hon. Eugene Lynch, Judge Jones was first an associate and later a partner at Blecher & Collins, a private firm specializing in complex antitrust, intellectual property and other commercial litigation. She has been an adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law at both Loyola Marymount University, School of Law and Pepperdine University, School of Law.

Hon. Mark A. Juhas Hon. Mark A. Juhas
Vice President, Board of Trustees
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2018

Judge Juhas earned his law degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington which was later acquired by Seattle University. He was a clerk for a firm in Tacoma then became a personal-injury defense attorney for the Los Angeles firm Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow and Cantor. He was an associate when he started in 1979 and became a partner in 1985. He worked there until being appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2002.

He currently chairs the Family Law Curriculam Design committee for the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) and sits on CJER's governing board. He regularly teaches for, among others, The Los Angeles Superior Court's education program, CJER, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Southwestern Law School. He is currently a member of the State Bar of California's Access to Justice Commission and is co-chair of the Modest Means Incubator Working Group as well as chair of the Judicial support committee.

Hon. Michelle WilliamsHon. Michelle Williams Court
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2018

Prior to being appointed to the Superior Court of Los Angeles by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011, Judge Court worked for Bet Tzedek, a non-profit legal aid foundation, as vice president and general counsel from 2002 through 2012. She was a Senior Associate at Milberg LLP, from 2000-2002 and served as a community builder fellow and civil rights specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1999-2000. She was also a litigation associate for Litt and Marquez from 1995-1999. Judge Court earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 1993, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in1988.

Kenneth Klein, Esq. Kenneth Klein, Esq.,
Jenner & Block 
Term expires: December 31, 2015

Mr. Klein joined the Los Angeles office of Jenner & Block LLP in 2011. Prior to joining Jenner & Block he was with Hogan & Hartson, now Hogan Lovells.  As a trial lawyer specializing in complex business litigation, Mr. Klein has served as lead counsel in a wide range of cases in both federal and state courts.  Previously, he was a partner at Riordan & McKinzie, where he chaired its litigation department.

Mr. Klein writes frequently for the Los Angeles Daily Journal on litigation and trial techniques.

Hon. Dennis Landin Hon. Dennis Landin
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Judge Dennis Landin was appointed to the Superior Court in October 2002 and is currently assigned to hear criminal matters in the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Judge Landin received a B.A. in political science from Occidental College in 1977 and a law degree from UCLA in 1980. After graduation and his admission to the bar later that year, he worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach. In late 1982 he joined the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. During his 20-year career in that office he handled virtually every type of federal criminal case both at the trial and appellate level. From 1992 until his appointment to the bench, he was the Chief Assistant to the Federal Public Defender and was responsible for the training and supervision of fifty attorneys.

Hon. Richard Rico Hon. Richard Rico
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Judge Richard Rico currently serves as judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court with a civil assignment at the Stanley Mosk courthouse downtown. Judge Rico was first appointed to the bench as a Los Angeles Municipal Court judge by Governor Gray Davis in
October 1999.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a senior attorney on the staff of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Div. Three. He joined the Santa Ana-based court in 1995 after 11 years with the Los Angeles firm then known as Breidenbach, Buckley, Huchting, Halm, & Hamblet.

He is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford University School of Law.

SusanStienhauser Susan Steinhauser, Esq.,
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Ms. Steinhauser has served on the Board of Trustees since 1997 and as its President between 2002 and 2014. Ms. Steinhauser helped to establish the original Library's Friends group, managed the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Library's Main Building and it's naming for Mildred L. Lillie, Justice, California Court of Appeals. She continues to serve as an essential link between the Friends of the LA Law Library and the Board of Trustees.

Ms. Steinhauser serves on the Library of California Board and chairs its Legislation Committee. She has a distinguished record of public service. She has served as President of the Los Angeles City Fire and Police Pension System Board. She is the founding Co-Chair and Past President of the Los Angeles Women's Appointment Collaboration, a non-partisan coalition that supports women seeking appointed office. She has lectured widely on the appointment process. She is also a Charter Founder of the Los Angeles Women's Foundation and an active member of Women Lawyers of Los Angeles. Ms. Steinhauser is a strong supporter of education and the arts.

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