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California State Court of AppealsCandidate for Justice, District 2, Division 1

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Helen Bendix

Associate Justice
2,018,052 votes (77.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Just resolution of cases
  • Promote public confidence in the law
  • Author well-reasoned and clear opinions



Profession:Associate Justice
Judge, Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts (civil, criminal and settlement courts) (1997–2018)
Acting, Visiting, or Adjunct Professor of Law, UCLA; Pepperdine, and American University Law Schools (1980–2010)
Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, KCET, Community and Public Television (1996–1997)
Private Practice, Law firms in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (1978–1996)
Law Clerk, Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler, Ninth Circuit federal appellate court (1976–1977)


Yale Law School J.D., law (1976)
Cornell University B.A., College Scholar ( concentration in music and history) (1973)

Community Activities

Violist and violinist, In community orchestras and chamber music groups (1985–current)
Member, American Law Institute (2005–current)

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  • Los Angeles Times

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