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  HONORABLE LOURDES G. BAIRD
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
255 East Temple Street, Suite 770
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-1478

EDUCATION
University of California (Los Angeles), BA

University of California (Los Angeles), School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1992 - present
Judge, presides over civil and criminal cases, Los Angeles, CA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, 1990 - 1992
U.S. Attorney, handled federal criminal cases, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Superior Court, 1988 - 1990
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1986 - 1988
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

Baird, Munger & Myers, 1984 - 1986
Partner, Los Angeles, CA

Baird & Quadros, 1983 - 1984
Partner, Los Angeles, CA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, 1977 - 1983
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Loyola Law School (1987-90).

Professional Activities: Vice Chairwoman, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, U.S. Dept. of Justice; Judicial Advisory Committee, U.S. Sentencing Commission (1996-present); Ninth Circuit Conference Executive Committee; member, Judicial Council of California (1987-88); member, California Women Lawyers Association (1983-present; member, Hispanic National Bar Association.

Honors and Awards: U.C.L.A. School of Law "Alumnus of the Year," 1991; Hispanic Womens’ Council "Woman of Promise," 1991.

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with El Salvador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Jordan and India.



HONORABLE WM. MATTHEW BYRNE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

110 U.S. Courthouse
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-3280

EDUCATION
University of Southern California, BS

University of Southern California Law School, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1994 - present
Chief Judge, handles civil and criminal cases, Los Angeles, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1971 - 1994
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, 1967 - 1970
U.S. Attorney handling federal civil and criminal cases, Los Angeles, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, teaching trial advocacy and administration of justice

Professional Activities: Former Chairman of the Federal Trial Judges Conference of the American Bar Association; member of the Council of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association;, the Ninth Circuit District Judge representative to the Judicial Conference of the United States;, Board of Trustees of Pomona College

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Hungary, Bolivia, Tunisia, Greece, El Salvador and Austria.



HONORABLE RICHARD P. BYRNE (RET.)
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT

116 North Las Palmas
Los Angeles, California 90004
(213) 936-0166

EDUCATION
University of California (Los Angeles), BA

University of Southern California, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Private Dispute Resolution, 1992 - present
Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Superior Court, 1972 - 1992
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County, 1960 - 1972
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles, CA

California Assembly, 1958 - 1959
Legislative Assistant, Los Angeles, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School; Adjunct Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law; lecturer and panelist at several other state legal organizations

Professional Activities: Member California Bar Association; California Southern Division Bar Association; United States Court of Appeals Bar Association; United States Tax Court; United States Supreme Court

Publications: Co-author of "Moving the Case to Trial," in the California Trial Handbook (3d edition), Bancroft Whitney, 1992; co-author of Habeas Corpus in Child Custody Proceedings, Syllabus, 1978 and 1979 Family Law Symposium; author of Los Angeles Superior Court Juvenile Court Judicial Power Struggle of Interest, Los Angeles Lawyer, Dec. 1981.

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and India.



JUSTICE WINSLOW CHRISTIAN, (RET.)
CALIFORNIA STATE COURT

Box 38
Comptonville, California 95922
(916) 288-3535

EDUCATION
Stanford University, BA

Stanford University School of Law, LL.B.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Bank of America, 1984 - 1992
Senior Vice President/Director of Litigation,

California Court of Appeals, 1966 - 1983
Justice,

National Center for State Courts, 1971 - 1973
Executive Director, San Francisco, CA

Superior Court of California, County of Sierra, 1958 - 1963
Judge, Sierra, CA

District Attorney’s Office of Sierra County, 1954 - 1958
Attorney, Sierra, CA

California Attorney General’s Office, 1951 - 1952
Deputy Attorney General

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities: Member, California Judicial Council; member, American Law Institute; member, Task Force on Reduction of Litigation Cost and Delay, American Bar Association; member, Executive Committee of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency; President, Foundation for Judicial Education

Publications: "Burma’s Constitution and Supreme Court," (1951) 25 Tulane Law Review, 47; "Delay in Criminal Appeals, A Functional Analysis of One Court’s Work," (1971) 23 Stanford Law Review, 676; "Interlocutory Review in California," (1984) Law and Contemporary Problems, III.

ADR Experience: Participated as an arbitrator, mediator or counsel in many large proceedings including diverse issues such as banking and other financial services, anti-trust, real estate, civil rights, construction and intellectual property.

Isdls Participation: Participated in the Egypt Legal Exchange Project.



HONORABLE THELTON E. HENDERSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

450 Golden Gate Avenue, 18th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 522-3630

EDUCATION
University of California (Berkeley), BA

University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1980 - present
Chief Judge, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate University Law School, 1978 - 1980
Associate Professor, San Francisco, CA

Rosen, Remcho & Henderson, 1976 - 1980
Partner

Stanford School of Law, 1968 - 1977
Assistant Dean

East Bayshore Neighborhood Legal Center, 1966 - 1969
Directing Attorney

Fitzsimmons & Petris, 1964 - 1966
Associate

United States Department of Justice, 1962 - 1963
Attorney

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Affiliations: Member, American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, State Bar of California, Charles Houston Bar Association.

Professional Activities: Member, Individual rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association; Board Member, American Inns of Court Foundation; Member, American Law Institute; Executive Committee, Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court; Member Federal Judges Association; Board Member, Rosenberg Foundation.

ISDLS Participation: Participation in legal exchange projects in Bolivia, Egypt, Palestine (1995) and Panama (1991).



HONORABLE EDWARD A. INFANTE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

280 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
(408) 535-5340

EDUCATION
Boston College, BA

Boston University Law School, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1990 - present
Chief Magistrate Judge, 1997 - present
Magistrate Judge, 1990 - 1997
San Jose, CA

U.S. Department of Justice, 1988 - 1990
Trustee of Region XV,

Schall, Bordeau & Gore, 1986 - 1988
Partner, San Diego, CA

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 1972 - 1988
Magistrate Judge, San Diego, CA

Pedersen, Flowers & Infante, 1970 - 1972
Founding Partner, San Diego, CA,

U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1966 - 1969
Commissioned Officer,

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1965 - 1966
Law Clerk, Boston, MA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Adjunct professor, Santa Clara University, School of Law; adjunct professor, California Western, School of Law

Orders/Judgments: General Atomic v. Exxon Corporation, 90 FRD 290 (S.D. Cal. 1981)

Professional Associations: President, Vice President, member, National Council of United States Magistrates; faculty member, Federal Judicial Center; member, American Bar Association Conference of Special Court Judges; moderator and panelist, California Continuing Education of the Bar

Affiliations: Admitted to practice in California and Rhode Island.

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with Egypt and the Palestinian National Authority.



HONORABLE GEORGE H. KING
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

255 East Temple Street, Sixth Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90012

EDUCATION
University of California (Los Angeles), AB, Magna Cum Laude

University of Southern California, School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
US District Court for the Central District of California, 1995 - present
Judge

US District Court for the Central District of California, 1987 - 1995
Chief Magistrate Judge, 1995
Magistrate Judge, 1987 - 1995

Law Offices of George H. King, 1980 - 1987
Private Practice

Lillick McHose & Charles, 1979 - 1980
Senior Associate

US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, 1975 - 1979
Assistant US Attorney, Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, 1974 - 1975
Associate

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities: Member, Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1997-present); Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (1985-87); President (1984-85), Board of Governors (1980), and Chair (1986-87), Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association; Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member, Federal Courts and Practices Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Delegate, State Bar Conference of Delegates (1985-86); Business Litigation Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court (1981-87).

Legal Teaching: Faculty Member: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northwest Regionals (1983), Western Regionals (1983-84); Hastings Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy (1982-85); California Continuing Education of the Bar, Trial Advocacy Program (1987-89); American Bar Association, Patent Trial Advocacy Program (1982); U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute (1978-79).

Publications and Opinions: Discovery Motions in Federal Court, Federal Bar Association Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1991); Independence Mining Co. v. Babbitt, 105 F.3d 502 (Ninth Circuit 1997); De Olivera v. INS, 873 F. Supp. 338 (C.D. Cal. 1994); Singh v. Moschorak, 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19462 (C.D. Cal. 1993).



HONORABLE MALCOLM M. LUCAS (RET.)
626 North Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(310) 274-4038

EDUCATION
University of Southern California, BA

University of Southern California Law School, JD

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Private Mediation Services, 1995 - present
Los Angeles, CA

Supreme Court of the State of California, 1987 - 1995
Chief Justice, San Francisco, CA

Supreme Court of the State of California, 1984 - 1987
Associate Justice, San Francisco, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,
Judge, ,, Los Angeles, CA

Superior Court of Los Angeles,
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

Lucas, Deukmajian & Lucas,
Partner, Los Angeles, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities: Member, Board of Directors, State Justice Institute; member, board of directors, Conference of Chief Justices;, member, State-Federal Relations Committee

ISDLS Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt and the Palestinian National Authority.



HONORABLE EUGENE F. LYNCH (RET.)
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Courtroom 6, 17th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 522-3680

EDUCATION
Santa Clara University, BA

University of California (San Francisco), Hastings College of the Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Private, Mediation Services, 1997 - present
San Francisco, CA

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1982 - 1997
Judge, San Francisco, CA

Superior Court of San Francisco, 1974 - 1982
Appellate Judge, 1979 - 1982
Judge, 1974 - 1979
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Municipal Court, 1971-1974
Trial Judge, San Francisco, CA

O’Connor, Moran, Cohn & Lynch, 1959-1971
Partner, San Francisco, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Instructor and lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar; lecturer, The Rutter Group; lecturer, Practicing Law Institute; lecturer, Center for Public Resources; faculty, National College of Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law; lecturer, Annual Seminar of American Board of Trial Advocates; University of Houston Law School; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; San Francisco Intellectual Program Forum.

Professional Activities: Member, Conference of California Judges; member, Judges College Committee, advisory board member, Hastings Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; member, American Board of Trial Advocates; advisors committee, Restatement of the Law, Third, Torts: Apportionment of Liability, American Law Institute (1994-present).

Publications, "Settlement Conferences - A View From The Bench," Journal of the American Bar Association, Summer of 1978; Appendix A, "A View From The Bench," California Trial Handbook 2d, Bancroft Whitney, 1987; co-author, "The Settlement of Federal District Court Cases: A Judicial Perspective," University of Oregon Law Review, Spring 1988; co-author, "California Negotiation and Settlement," Bancroft Whitney, 1990; co-author, "Negotiation and Settlement," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1992 (National Edition).

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with Egypt, India and the Palestinian National Authority.



HONORABLE EDWARD A. PANELLI (RET.)
111 North Market Street, Suite 800
San Jose, California, 95113-1102
(408) 288-2240

EDUCATION
University of Santa Clara, BS

University of Santa Clara Law School, LL.B.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, 1994 - present
Mediator, San Jose, CA

Supreme Court of the State of California, 1985 - 1994
Associate Justice, San Jose, CA

California Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, 1984 - 1985
Presiding Justice, San Jose, CA

California Court of Appeals for the First District, 1983 - 1984
Associate Justice, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Clara County Superior Court, 1972 - 1983
Judge, San Jose, CA

Pasquinelli & Panelli, 1955 - 1972
Founding Partner, San Jose, CA

Santa Clara University, 1963 - 1972
General Counsel, Santa Clara, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities: Chair, Board of Trustees, Santa Clara University; Board of Trustees,, Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Appellate Court committee member, California Judicial Council; member, Santa Clara County Chapter of California Trial Lawyers Association; member and former director, California Judges Association.

Teaching: Lecturer, instructor, California Continuing Education of the Bar; orientation leader, California Superior Court Judges Training Association; instructor, California Judicial College; instructor, Continuing Judicial Education; lecturer, Family Law Department, Santa Clara University College of Law, Division of Continuing Education.

Isdls Participation: Participated in Legal Exchanges with the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Bolivia, Mexico, Tunisia and India.



HONORABLE PAMELA ANN RYMER
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

125 South Grand Avenue, Suite 600
Pasadena, California 91105
(818) 583-7210

EDUCATION
Vassar College, BA

Stanford University School of Law, LL.B.

LEGAL EXPERIENCEU.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1989 - present
Circuit Judge, Pasadena, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1983 - 1989
District Judge, Los Angeles, CA,

Toy & Rymer, 1975 - 1983
Founding Partner, Los Angeles, CA

Lillick, McHose & Charles, 1966 - 1975
Partner, Los Angeles, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Judicial Activities: Member, Judicial Conference of the United States; member, Committees on Federal-State Jurisdiction and Criminal law; Ad Hoc Committee on Gender-Based Violence; chair, executive committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference; member, Federal Judicial Center Committee on Summer Educational Programs; Committee of Appellate Judge Education Programs; faculty, "Managing Complex Litigation," The National Judicial College; faculty, New Judges Orientation, Federal Judicial Center

Professional Activities: Director, Pacific Council on International Policy; director, The California Higher Education Policy Center; director, Constitutional Rights Foundation; member, Task Force on Civil Justice Reform, American Bar Association; member, American Bar Association Judicial Administration Division Coordination Committee on the Agenda for Civil Justice Reform in America; executive committee member, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section, State Bar of California; member, Committee on Professionalism, Los Angeles County Bar Association; chair, Subcommittee on Peer Review and Counseling, Los Angeles County Bar Association’ Los Angeles Delegation, State Bar Conference of Delegates; Judicial Appointments Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; member, Federal Judges Association; member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Civil Activities: Board of Trustees, Vice-chair, Stanford University; Carnegie Commission Task Force of Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decision-making; advisory committee, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University; Stanford Law School Board of Visitors; chair, executive committee, Pepperdine Law School Board of Visitors

Bar Memberships: Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals

Awards, Outstanding Trial Jurist Award (1988-89), Los Angeles County Bar Association

Teaching, David T. Lewis Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence, the University of Utah College of Law (1992); John M. Olin Lecturer in Law and Economics, University of Virginia School of Law (1994); lectures on case management for new and experienced Federal District Judges, at the Federal Judicial Center, and for State Court and Administrative Law Judges at the National Judicial College.

Isdls Participation: Delegate to Egypt, El Salvador, and India.



HONORABLE FERN M. SMITH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 522-4120

EDUCATION
Stanford University, BA

Stanford University School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1988 - present
Judge, San Francisco, CA

Superior Court for the State of California, 1986 - 1988
Judge, San Francisco, CA

Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, 1981 - 1986
Partner, San Francisco, CA

Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, 1975 - 1981
Associate, San Francisco, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities: Member, California Judicial Council (1987-88); Member, California State-Federal Judicial Council (1990-present); Member, California Judicial Council’s Advisory Task Force on Gender Bias (1988-90); Chair (1996-99) and Member (1993-96), Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence; Member, Executive Committee of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (1994-96).

Professional Associations, American Bar Association (including its Litigation and Judicial Administration Sections); American Judicature Society; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Bar Association of San Francisco; California Judicial Council’s Advisory Task Force on gender Bias in the Courts (1987-90); California State - Federal Judicial Council; California Women Lawyers; Federal Judges Association; National Association of Women Judges; Ninth Circuit District Judges Association; Stanford Law School Board of Visitors; Women’s Forum West/International Women’s Forum

Professional Activities - faculty member/panelist, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; California Judges Association; California Women Lawyers; Edward J. McFetredge American Inn of the Court; Federal Practice Institute - CEB; State Bar of California - Litigation Section; The Woman Advocate sponsored by the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and Prentice Hall Law & Business.

Isdls Participation, Delegate to Egypt (1992); Bolivia (1992); Mexico (1994); Tunisia (1994); Austria (1995); Israel (1995); Egypt and Greece (1995); and India (1996).



HONORABLE A. WALLACE TASHIMA
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

125 South Grand Avenue
PO Box 91510
Pasadena, California 91109-1510
(626) 583-7374

EDUCATION
University of California (Los Angeles), BA

Harvard Law School, LL.B.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996 - present
Judge, Pasadena, CA

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1980 - 1996
Judge, Pasadena, CA

Morrison & Foerster, 1977 - 1980
Partner, Los Angeles, CA

Amstar Corporation
Corporate Counsel, Los Angeles, CA

Attorney General’s Office for the State of California
Deputy Attorney General, Los Angeles, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Publications: Co-author, "Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial," 1989 (and updated annually); author, "The Revolution in Federal Civil Jury Selection," Litigation, Fall, 1992; author, "A Modest Proposal to Revise the Federal Magistrates Act," 144 F.R.D. 429 (1993).

Professional Activities: Member, California Committee of Bar Examiners; Former Chair, Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, Central district Court of California; Former member (1992-95) and Chair (1992-96), Executive Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial conference; Former Chair, Central District of California Rules Committee; Trial Jurist of the Year Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1995-96).

Isdls Participation: Delegate to Egypt and India.

Other International Experience: USIA Lecturer on U.S. Constitution in Japan and Myanmar (Burma).



HONORABLE, J. CLIFFORD WALLACE
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

4102 U.S. Courthouse
940 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101-8918
(619) 557-6114

EDUCATION
San Diego State University, BA

University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1972 - present
Senior Circuit Judge, Chief Judge Emeritus, San Diego, CA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1970 - 1972
Judge, San Diego, CA

Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye, 1955 - 1970
Partner, San Diego, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Former Bar Memberships: American Bar Association, California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association

Judicial Administration: Assignment from the Chief Justice to prepare a study on the future of the judiciary; member, Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit; chairman, Committee on Reorganization of the Circuit Conference and Circuit Conference Committees for the Ninth Circuit; Senior Advisor, Legal Systems and Judicial Administration to the Asia Foundation; former member, Board of the Federal Judicial Center; member, Institute of Judicial Administration; former member, Judicial Conference of the United States and its Executive Committee; former member, Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Judicial Branch, Subcommittee on Federal Jurisdiction, and Committee to Consider Standards for Admission to Practice in the Federal Courts; former member, Advisory Panel to American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research’s ten-year project to study the Constitution.

Awards: Co-recipient, 1989 Boalt Hall Alumni Association Citation Award; recipient, 1987 United States Information Agency Award for Outstanding Service; recipient, 1985 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Arts and Letters of San Diego State University Award.

Conferences: Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; National Conference on Appellate Justice; Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies; American team for the Anglo/American and Indo/American Legal Exchanges; National Conference of the Council on the Role of Courts.

SCHOLARSHIP: authored over twenty-five professional publications; listed in all of the major publications including "Who’s Who in America", "Who’s Who in Government", and Who’s Who in American Law"., Visiting or adjunct professor at Brigham Young University School of Law, University of California at San Diego School of Law, and California Western School of Law.

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL REFORM EXPERIENCE: ASIA: As Senior Advisor for Judicial Administration and Judicial Systems to the Asia Foundation, he designed the Conference of Chief Justices from Asia and the Pacific to meet every other year, where he lectured on case management, anti-corruption in the judiciary, and ADR mechanisms., He has worked in China since 1984, with subsequent consultations in 1987, 1995, and 1997., He worked extensively in the Philippines in 1983, 1985, 1989, and 1997, assessing the problems in its legal system and determining the most pressing issues, providing models for attacking the problems and aiding in the selection of a model, devising an implementation strategy, assisting in finding finances for the reforms, and conducting a follow-up study on progress., He introduced the continuous trial process and case management in the Philippines, as the primary tools to combat inefficiency and delay, as well as aided in the establishment of a judicial institute to train legal professionals., In Indonesia, he lectured on case management and worked with law schools on a law library project.

AFRICA, Serving as the official United States delegate to the Sixth International Appellate Judges’ Conference in Nigeria in 1992, where he delivered a major paper on Justice in Appellate Courts., Subsequently the United States Information Agency sent him to Kenya and Tanzania to meet with various judges and judicial officers.

LATIN AMERICA: Participation in the First Conference of Supreme Courts of the Americas in 1995, where he served on the Committee on International Judiciary Relations., He consulted extensively with Mexico in 1989 and provided an analysis for improving the judicial system there.

Isdls Participation: Serves on the ISDLS Advisory Board and participated in legal exchange programs with India, China, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Pakistan.




HONORABLE JAMES WARE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

280 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
(408) 535-5454

EDUCATION
California Lutheran University, BA

Stanford University School of Law, JD

Legal Experience
U.S. District Court for The Northern District of California, 1990 - present
Judge, presides over civil and criminal cases, San Jose, CA

Santa Clara County Superior Court, ,, 1988 - 1990
Judge, Santa Clara, CA

Ritchey, Fisher, Whitman & Klein, 1972 - 1988,
Attorney, Palo Alto, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Activities, Member, Civil Litigation Consulting Group to the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (1983-88);, Board of Trustees, Santa Clara County Bar Association (1984-86); Board of Trustees, Stanford University (1983-88); Board of Directors, East Palo Alto Law Project (1987-88); Member, Ninth Circuit Task Force on Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Fairness (1993-present).

ISDLS Participation: Participated in phases I and II of the Jordan project

Honors: 1996 Fulbright lecturer to Jordan




HONORABLE RONALD M. WHYTE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of California
280 South First St., Room 2112
San Jose, CA, 95113

EDUCATION
Wesleyan University, BA

University of Southern California, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
US District Court for the Northern District of California, 1992 - present
Judge, Santa Clara, CA

US Superior Court for the State of California, 1989 - 1992
Judge, Santa Clara, CA

Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel, Inc., 1977 - 1989
Member, San Jose, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Bar Memberships: State Bar of California; Santa Clara County Bar Association

Professional Activities: Member, State Bar of California; member, US District Court, Northern District of California; member, US District Court, Central District of California; member, US, Court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit; member, Federal Judges Association; 1992 Judge of the Year, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association; chair, Trial Court Delay Reduction Committee for the Superior Court; member, Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (1989-91); member, Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court; former legal counsel to the Santa Clara County Bar Association; President, Santa Clara Inn of Court (1997-98)

Legal Teaching Experience, Taught many subjects at seminars for C.E.B., the Rutter Group, the State and County Bar, and various legal organizations., Topics have included civil case management, arbitration, intellectual property, civil procedures, use of experts and many more.

ADR/Case Management Experience, Chaired County Bar for Arbitration Committee; participated in drafting arbitration rules for County Bar; served as an arbitrator prior to becoming a judge; instrumental in writing county case management "fast track rules;" lectured on case management and presided at hundreds of conference.

ISDLS Participation, Conducted criminal training program in Egypt (December 1996).




HONORABLE CLAUDIA WILKEN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

1301 Clay St., Courtroom 2
4th Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 637-3542

EDUCATION
Stanford University, BA

University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
US District Court for the Northern District of California, 1993 - present
Judge, Oakland, CA,

US District Court for the Northern District of California, 1983 - 1993
Magistrate Judge, Oakland, CA

Wilken & Leverett, 1978 - 1984
Partner,

Federal Defender’s Office for the Northern District of Ca, 1975 - 1978
Staff Attorney

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Bar Memberships: Alameda County Bar Association; American Bar Association (Judicial Administration Division); California State Bar Association.

Publications: Author, "Dodging Bullets: How to Avoid Discovery Sanctions in Federal Court," Litigation, Fall 1989; author, "Expanding the Use of Magistrate Judges," ABTL Report, November 1994

Teaching: Lecturer, Criminal Trial Practice, Boalt Hall Law School, University of California at Berkeley (1978-84); Professor, Criminal Procedure, New College School of Law, San Francisco, California.

Professional Activities: Member, Judicial Branch Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States; member, Automation Committee, Judges Committee, Magistrate Judges Committee, and Death Penalty Committee for the Northern District of California; board member and secretary, Federal Magistrate Judges Association; chair, Ninth Circuit Magistrates Conference; Magistrate Judge, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.

Isdls Participation: Delegate, US-Bolivia Legal Exchange Project (1993); delegate and host, US-Palestine Legal Exchange Project (1995); host, US-Egypt Legal Exchange Project (1997).



HONORABLE STEPHEN V. WILSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

312 N. Spring St., Room 217J
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
(213) 894-4327

EDUCATION
George Washington University, LL.M.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
US District Court for the Central District of California, 1985 - present
Judge, Los Angeles, CA

Hochman, Salkin & DeRoy, 1977 - 1985
Partner, Beverly Hills, CA

Chief, Fraud & Special Prosecutions Sections, 1973 - 1977
Assistant US Attorney, Los Angeles, CA

US Department of Justice, Tax Division, 1968 - 1971
Trial Attorney, Washington, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Committees: Member, Federal Judicial Center, District Judges Education Committee (1992 - 1998); chairman, Federal Judicial Center, District Judges Education Committee (1994 - 1995); member, Committee on Criminal Law of the Judicial Conference of the US, (1993 - 1996); Lawyer Delegate, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (1982 - 1985); chairman, Federal Indigent Defense Panel Committee of District Court in Los Angeles (1979 - 1980).

Bar Memberships: New York Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; California Bar Association.

Isdls Participation: Participated in Phase I of the Jordan Legal Exchange Project (1995).,