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San Diego County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 18

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Roberta Winston

Attorney at Law
335,797 votes (46%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Justice requires that all parties be given the opportunity to be heard; to be treated fairly without regard to race, gender identity, religion, wealth or age.
  • Good decisions require a willingness to examine the issue from every angle and gather relevant information to arrive at a fair and just outcome.
  • Judges must be especially aware of “unconscious bias”; that is, inherent or learned stereotypes that affect our thinking. In order to truly be impartial, judges need to take stock of their own learned bias and guard against it affecting their judgm

Experience

Experience

Profession:Consumer Anti-Fraud Attorney
Consumer Anti-Fraud Attorney, Berger Kahn (1989–2019)
Civil Litigator, McCormick & MitchelI (1987–1989)
Judicial Law Clerk, Judge J. Charles Thompson (1986–1987)

Education

University of San Diego Juris Doctorate, Law (1986)
Michigan State University Bachelor's Degree, Social Science (1983)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Belmont Village Senior Center (2016–current)
Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego (2019–current)
Honoree, Top Lawyers of San Diego (2013–2019)
Participant, Run for the Hungry (2007–2018)
Volunteer, Salvation Army (2012–2017)

Biography

 

 

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Todd Gloria, Assemblymember

Organizations (7)

  • North Chapter San Diego Veterans Democratic Club
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • Democratic Club of Carlsbad Oceanside
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club
  • San Marcos Democratic Club

Elected Officials (5)

  • Brian Maienschein, Assemblymember
  • Toni G. Atkins, Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Chris Ward, San Diego Councilmember
  • Mark West, Imperial Beach Councilmember
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember

Individuals (3)

  • The Honorable Judge Yuri Hoffman (ret.)
  • The Honorable Judge James Mangione (ret.)
  • The Honorable Judge Joel Pressman (ret.)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of San Diego (LWVSD) and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) (3)

1. THE LONG VIEW

What is the most significant challenge facing the San Diego Superior Court over the next decade, and if you are elected, how will you help to address it?

No answer provided.
2. A DEFINING MOMENT

What action (personal or professional) that you have taken most exemplifies how you would execute the duties of the office you are running for?

No answer provided.
Would you say that the San Diego County Bar Association's judicial evaluation of you (see https://www.sdcba.org/index.cfm?pg=JudicialEvaluations ) is a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications? If not, which aspects of your experience may have been overlooked or undervalued?
Answer from Roberta Winston:

I was rated "Exceptionallly Qualified" by the San Diego County Bar Association, which is the highest rating possible. I agree with and am deeply deeply honored by this rating from my fellow attorneys, which took into account several different aspects of my 32 years legal experience and legal reputation:

  • Knowledge of the law
  • Professional reputation
  • Trial experience
  • Intellect and ability
  • Judicial temperament
  • Fairness and objectivity
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Decisiveness
  • Judgment and common sense
  • Judicial temperament
  • Tolerance and lack of bias
  • Caseload management
  • Courtesy and patience
  • Writing and research skills
  • Compassion and understanding

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

       Justice requires that all parties be given the opportunity to be heard; to be treated fairly without regard to race, gender identity, religion, wealth or age.

       Good decisions require a willingness to examine the issue from every angle and gather relevant information to arrive at a fair and just outcome.

       Judges must be especially aware of “unconscious bias”; that is, inherent or learned stereotypes that affect our thinking. In order to truly be impartial, judges need to take stock of their own learned bias and guard against it affecting their judgment.

Videos (3)

— February 2, 2020 Roberta Winston for Judge 2020

Roberta explains her perspective rooted in fairness.

— February 2, 2020 Roberta Winston for Judge

Roberta explains her perspective on justice that listens

— February 2, 2020 Roberta Winston for Judge 2020

Roberta gives a brief summary of her diverse legal experience

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