History of the Federal Judiciary


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Otero, S. James
Born 1951 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Richard A. Paez. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 2003, and received commission on February 12, 2003.

Education:
California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1973
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk and attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1976-1987
Regional counsel, Southern Pacific Transportation Co., 1987-1988
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1988-1990
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1990-2003

 

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