Sep. 13, 2014
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Judicial Officers

Yuba County Superior Court has five elected judges.  Superior court judges are elected in nonpartisan elections to a term of six years.  If a vacancy occurs between elections, the governor makes an appointment to complete the term.

A “commissioner” is an attorney who is appointed by the court and given the power to hear and make decisions in certain kinds of legal matters.

A “juvenile hearing officer” is an individual that is appointed by the court under Welfare & Institution Code §255 to hear and make decisions in cases involving juvenile infractions.

A “pro tem judge” is an attorney who is appointed by the court and stipulated by the parties to hear and make decisions in certain types of cases.

Elected Superior Court Judges

Honorable Stephen W. Berrier

Current Courtroom:
Department 4

Current Assignments
Case Management Conference
Probate and Civil Law
Traffic Court Trials
Small Claims

 

Honorable Debra L. Givens

Current Courtroom:
Department 1

Current Assignments
Presiding Judge
Juvenile Law/Guardianships
LPS Conservatorships
Drug Court/Prop 36

Honorable Kathleen R. O'Connor

Current Courtroom:
Department 5

Current Assignments
Presiding Judge, Appellate Division
Family Law

Honorable Julia L. Scrogin

Current Courtroom:
Department 3

Current Assignments
Criminal Law
Felony Trials

Honorable Benjamin Z. Wirtschafter

Current Courtroom:
Department 2

Current Assignments
Criminal Law
Misdemeanor Trials
Unlawful Detainers

Non-Elected Superior Judicial Officers

Honorable Dennis A. Umanzio

Current Courtroom:
Department 6

Current Assignments
Title IV-D Child Support Cases

Bob Wells

Current Courtroom:
Department 6

Current Assignments
Juvenile Infractions
Parking Administrative Hearings (County/CHP)

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