Orange County Superior Court Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann has been elected as the 88th president of the California Judges Association (CJA). She will be sworn in on Oct. 12, 2019, at the California Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting in Monterey.
“Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann has never stopped working to support the interests of her colleagues, both those currently sitting and those who have retired,” according to the judge’s association press release.
She was appointed to the Orange County Superior Court in 1979 and has been an active member of CJA for the past 39 years. She has served on family, civil and criminal assignments, and is currently sitting on assignment. A graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, she was in private practice with Nossaman, Krueger, Marsh & Riordan before joining the Orange County County Counsel’s Office. Judge Nomoto Schumann was on the Judicial Council, chair of the CJA Ethics Committee, chair of the CJER Governing Committee, chair of the Temporary Assigned Judges Outreach Committee, is a past president of the American Judges Association and chair of the CJA Retired Judges’ Committee. She is currently the secretary-treasurer for the California Judges Association.
“California’s judiciary is the finest in the nation and I look forward to working on behalf of all California’s judicial officers. I have dedicated my professional life to defend an independent, impartial and honorable judiciary that maintains the upmost integrity in decision making. I will work to protect judicial independence at a time when judges and the judiciary are under attack.” Judge Nomoto Schumann said.
Judge Schumann succeeds Judge Paul A. Bacigalupo of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Other judges association officers elected for the 2019/20 term are: Vice Presidents Judge Tom Delaney of Orange Superior Court and Judge Paul Marigonda of Santa Cruz Superior Court; and Secretary/Treasurer Judge Lisa Chung of the Los Angeles Superior Court.