On Thursday, September 7, Judge J. Christopher Smith will participate in the ceremonial swearing in for judges appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this year by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. The ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill Street.
Before the appointment, Judge Smith, served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Prior to that, his legal career included work as a sole practitioner and service as a deputy public defender.
“I am excited to be serving the people of Los Angeles County,” said Judge Smith. “Los Angeles has been my home for a long time and, as a proud Bruin, having the ability to work in such a great community is rewarding and exciting. I also hope to be an example for youth who are thinking about their future careers. The legal professional has a lot of opportunities for people who are looking to serve.”
Judge Smith earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Mercer University School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He and his wife, Kathryn, are the proud parents of a little girl.
The original appointment announcement can be found here.
Installation of New Judges
Thursday, September 7, 12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Supreme Court
Presiding Judge Courtroom
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 N. Hill Street