Superior Court of California - County of Orange

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Nancy Wieben Stock Re-Elected Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge

Santa Ana- Judges of the Superior Court in Orange County unanimously re-elected Nancy Wieben Stock as Presiding Judge and Kim G. Dunning as Assistant Presiding Judge, each for additional one-year terms. Both will complete their current two-year term in December 2007 and will begin their second term in January 2008.

“Our Court has addressed many challenges over the past few years and our efforts to build a better court will continue,” said Judge Stock.

Judge Stock is active in advancing improvements to judicial administration locally and statewide. She is an advisory member of the 28-member Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the California courts. She also serves as Chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of 58 presiding judges from each county throughout the State, makes recommendations on issues affecting trial courts.

Judge Stock was appointed to the Superior Court in 1990 by Governor George Deukmejian. Before becoming a judge, she was a federal prosecutor for 12 years, from 1978 to 1990, serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. There, she served as the First Assistant to the Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of Major Crimes and Chief of the Santa Ana Branch. After graduating from law school, she was in private practice for an Orange County law firm for approximately two years.

Judge Stock received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Davis in 1973. She received her J.D. from the University of California Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law in 1976.

Judge Dunning was appointed to the Superior Court in 1997 by Governor Pete Wilson. Before becoming a judge, she was an attorney in private practice, a senior research attorney for Associate Justice Thomas F. Crosby, Court of Appeal, 4th District, and served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Santa Ana.

Judge Dunning received her B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1972. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas in 1977.

In addition to electing a Presiding Judge and an Assistant Presiding Judge, the judges and commissioners of the Superior Court elected members and alternate members to the Court’s Executive Committee for a two-year term commencing July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 as follows:

  Member Alternate Member
Group 1 Judge Francisco P. Briseño Judge Ronald L. Bauer
Group 2 Judge Thierry P. Colaw Judge Gail A. Andler
Group 3 Judge Craig E. Robison Judge Carlton P. Biggs
Group 4 Judge Mary Fingal Schulte Judge Richard M. King
Group 5 Judge Robert J. Moss Judge David A. Hoffer

  Commissioner Liaison Alternate Member
  Commissioner Lon F. Hurwitz Commissioner Vickie L. Hix

Court Release #014-07

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