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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, 2014

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, 2014

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.


Hon. Michelle WilliamsHon. Michelle Williams Court
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2014

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.


Hon. Lee Smalley EdmonHon. Lee Smalley Edmon
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Judge Edmon served as presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, the second-highest administrative position on the court, from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012. She is the first woman to hold that post in the 121-year history of the Court. In 2008, she was appointed to the Judicial Council of California, the constitutionally mandated policymaking body of the California courts for a three year term, serving on a number of the Council's advisory committees, including chair of its Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee. Judge Edmon also previously served as the supervising judge of the Court's civil departments. Before her appointment to the bench, she was a civil litigator and past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the largest local voluntary bar association in the nation.

Judge Edmon is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and was honored with the College's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005.


Hon. Reva G. Goetz Hon. Reva G. Goetz
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Judge Goetz was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on February 18, 2010. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Judge Goetz served as a Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner from 2000 until 2010. Judge Goetz was a Municipal Court Commissioner, elected by judges of the Municipal Court in 1991; prosecutor in the Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney's office major fraud unit from 1984-1991 and a sole practitioner, Los Angeles, from 1983-1984.

Judge Goetz earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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.


SusanStienhauser Susan Steinhauser, Esq.,
Term expires: December 31, 2014

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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