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. Mark A. Juhas Hon. Mark A. Juhas
President, Board of Trustees
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: March 25, 2023

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: March 25, 2023

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 in 1988.


Kenneth Klein, Esq. Kenneth Klein, Esq.,
Jenner & Block 
Term expires: December 31, 2023

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: March 25, 2023

Judge Dennis Landin was appointed to the Superior Court in 2002 and is currently assigned to hear civil matters in the Spring Street Courthouse 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. Yolanda Orozco Hon. Yolanda Orozco
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Term expires: July1, 2024

Judge Yolanda Orozco was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on December 6, 2010. She currently presides over an unlimited jurisdiction civil department at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Prior to her appointment, Judge Orozco was a partner at the international law firm of Jones Day.

For the past six years, Judge Orozco has been the Chair of the Court’s Diversity Committee. Judge Orozco has organized the Court’s Judicial Diversity Summits and the Young Women and Young Men Leadership Conferences at the Court. She is currently a member of the Court’s Fairness and Access Committee and presides over the Downey Teen Court. Judge Orozco is a member of the Board of the California Judges’ Association and a member of the California Latino Judges’ Association.

Previously, Judge Orozco was a Commissioner to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, president of the Federal Bar Association (LA Chapter) and a member of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Screening Committee. Judge Orozco served on the board of the Public Welfare Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., and is a Trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation.


Susan Stienhauser Susan Steinhauser, Esq.,
Term expires: December 31, 2022

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.


Hon. Michael L. Stern. Hon. Michael L. Stern,
Term expires: December 31, 2025

Judge Michael L. Stern was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2001 and has been assigned to civil trial court assignments. He has presided over civil trials in Department 62 in the Mosk Courthouse since 2004. Judge Stern has authored a number of articles on legal subjects, including articles on Abraham Lincoln as a lawyer, Mark Twain's works about the law and Los Angeles trials as well as comments on trial practice and court funding. He is a frequent speaker on legal subjects and serves as a mentor at Los Angeles high schools, colleges and law schools. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School and holds a masters degree in legal history from Boalt Hall, Berkeley Law School.

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