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

Deborah Barnes (Co-Chair) (Term Expires 12/2014)
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

Alex M. Medina (Co-Chair) (Term Expires 12/2015)
983 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA  95678
Phone: (916) 960-2211
Email: amedina@alexmedinalaw.com

T. Scott Belden (Term Expires 12/2014)
Belden Blaine
5100 California Avenue, Suite 101
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 864-7827
Fax: (661) 326-0418
E-mail: sbelden@beldenblaine.com

Ward Campbell (Term Expires 12/2014)
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

Mia Giacomazzi (Term Expires 12/2014)
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 497-4000
E-mail:  MiaGiacomazzi@usdoj.gov

Stephen Lau (Term Expires 12/2014)
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

Paul Pascuzzi (Term Expires 12/2014)
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

Robert M. Wilson (Term Expires 12/2015)
Kimball & Wilson LLP
3600 American River Drive, Suite 215
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: (916) 927-0700
Email:  RWilson@KimballWilson.com

Elizabeth Estrada (Expires 12/2016)
Alexander & Associates, PLC
1925 G Street
Bakersfield, CA  93301
Phone:  (661) 316-7888
Fax:  (661) 316-7890
Email:  Elizabeth@Alexander-law.com