Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
for the
United States District Court for Eastern District of California

All circuit, district, bankruptcy and magistrate judges, along with lawyer representatives, attend the annual meeting of the circuit-wide judicial conference that is convened pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §333. A 20-member executive committee supervises the conduct of the conference and sets the program theme. This annual conference is the culmination of a year-long dialogue among all segments of the federal bench and bar. Its purpose is to consider the business of the courts and to advise means to improve administration of justice within the circuit. These conferences serve as a vehicle for improved education and communication between the bench and bar, among districts, and between the court of appeals and the district courts within the circuit.

Role of Lawyer Representatives

In each judicial district, the judges and the bar organizations select a number of lawyers to serve as lawyer representatives to the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. These lawyers, who represent the federal bar, meet throughout the year with the judges from their districts to discuss matters of mutual concern. The lawyer representatives also meet separately to work on projects -- such as rule changes, alternative dispute resolution, or education programs -- designed to aid the courts to improve the administration of justice in their districts.

Current Members

Candice Fields (Co-Chair) (Term Expires 2012)
Candice Fields Law
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 414-8050
Fax: (916) 790-9450
E-mail: CFields@CandiceFieldsLaw.com

John Kinsey (Co-Chair) (Term Expires 2012)
Jones Helsley PC
8365 N Fresno Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 28340
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 233-4800
Fax: (559) 233-9330
E-mail: Jkinsey@sjhattorneys.com

Deborah Barnes (Term Expires 2013)
Office of the Attorney General
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 322-9294
Fax: (916) 322-5609
E-mail: deborah.barnes@doj.ca.gov

T. Scott Belden (Term Expires 2013)
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner
4550 California Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 395-1000
Fax: (661) 326-0418
E-mail: sbelden@kleinlaw.com

Stanley A. Boone (Term Expires 2012)
U.S Attorney's Office
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA  93721
Phone:  (559) 497-4042
Fax:  (559) 497-4090
E-mail: stanley.boone@usdoj.gov

Stephen Lau (Term Expires 2013)
Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud, LLP
980 9th Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 551-2597
Fax: (916) 553-4011
E-mail: slau@mgslaw.com

Mia Giacomazzi  (Term Expires 2014)
United States District Court Eastern District of California
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 499-5990
Fax: (559) 499-5992
E-mail: MGiacomazzi@caed.uscourts.gov  

Ward Campbell (Term Expires 2014)
Office of the Attorney General
1300 "I" Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 324-5251
Fax:  (916) 324-2960
E-mail: ward.campbell@doj.ca.gov

Paul Pascuzzi (Term Expires 2014)
Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1450
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 329-7400, ext. 222
Fax: (916) 329-7435
Email: Ppascuzzi@ffwplaw.com