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California State Court of AppealCandidate for Justice, District 2, Division 3

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Luis A. Lavin

Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal, District 2, Division 3, 2015-present: VOTER APPROVAL NEEDED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE
1,474,762 votes (72.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • [In retention elections, justices do not run against opposing candidates.]
  • [If a justice receives more “yes” votes than "no" votes, the justice will remain in his or her position for another term.]
  • [If not, the justice will complete the current term and then a new justice will be appointed by the Governor.]



Profession:Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal
Adjunct professor, Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, USC School of Law (not availa–not availa)
Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal, District 2, Division 3 — Elected position (2015–current)
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court — Elected position (2001–2015)
Director of Enforcement and General Counsel, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission — Appointed position (1999–2001)
Senior Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division — Appointed position (1995–1999)
Associate General Counsel, Directors Guild of America (1992–1995)
Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office — Appointed position (1990–1992)
Associate, Widett, Slater and Goldman (in Massachusetts) (1988–1990)
Associate, Testa, Hurwitz and Thibault (in Massachusetts) (1987–1988)
Associate, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen (in Massachusetts) (1985–1987)


Cornell University B.S., industrial and labor relations
Harvard Law School J.D., law

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