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YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Yolo courts retain judicial leadership

Yolo Superior Court Judge Steven Basha. Enterprise file photo

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From page A4 | July 16, 2013 |

The judges of Yolo County voted unanimously to extend the terms of Presiding Judge Steven M. Basha and Assistant Presiding Judge Kathleen M. White. The pair will serve another year in their respective offices.

Appointed in September 2012, their terms were due to end on Dec. 31, 2013. They now will end on Dec. 31, 2014.

The presiding judge is responsible for the administration of the court in addition to his regular judicial duties in the courtroom. With the assistance of the court executive officer, the presiding judge leads the court, establishes policies, allocates resources to promote public access to justice, promotes efficiency in court operations and service to the public.

In the absence of the presiding judge, the assistant presiding judge assumes these responsibilities.

“With continuing statewide budget challenges constraining our operations, the state-funded construction of the new Yolo Courthouse, and the transition into the new courthouse in early 2015, these are unprecedented times for our court, Basha said in a news release.

“Judge White and I are very pleased and humbled by the ongoing support from our colleagues. We will continue our focus on ensuring access to the courts despite limited state funding, and working with the bar, the public, public agencies and all court users to continually improve our services,” he continued.

“Our task is made easier because of the court’s extraordinary staff and administration, led by Court Executive Officer Shawn C. Landry, and because of the excellence and dedication of our judicial officers.”

Basha has served as a Superior Court judge for more than seven years while White has been on the bench for more than 10 years. Before his appointment as judge, Basha had an extensive career as a lawyer for local governments, culminating with his service as Yolo County counsel from September 2000 to April 2005. He is assigned to the juvenile dependency and juvenile delinquency calendar.

Before being appointed to the bench, White served as general counsel and court executive officer for the Yolo Superior Court. Her legal career began in Southern California working for a large multinational law firm and then as founder of a commercial and business litigation law firm in Pasadena, representing federal agencies and real estate developers in complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy reorganizations, insolvency and work-outs.

She has had criminal, civil and juvenile assignments during her tenure, and currently presides in the family law department.

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