Tara L. Newman, 46, of Pasadena, was appointed as a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Newman has served as Assistant Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, since 2008. From 2006 to 2008 she was an individual practitioner and associate at Ivie McNeill & Wyatt 2003-2006. Newman was an associate with Buchalter, customer, Fields & Younger from 1999 to 2003.
She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. Tara is the daughter of longtime Pasadena Criminal and Civil Attorney Ray Newman and Dr. Eddie Newman, former Pasadena Unified School District Educator and Principal of John Muir High School in Pasadena. Newman occupies the positions created by the appointment of Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha to the federal court. Newman is a Democrat.
The governor announced the appointment of two other blacks, Janice M. Williams, 61, of Vacaville, as judge on Solano County Superior Court and Reginald L. Neal, 54, of View Park-Windsor Hills, known as judge on Los Angeles County Superior Court
The governor also announced his appointment of 20 additional judges to the Superior Court, including two in the Contra Costa district; six in Los Angeles County; one in Madera County; one in Monterey County; two in Orange County; three in Riverside County; two in San Diego County; one in San Mateo County; three in Santa Clara County; and one in Solano County.
Compensation for each of these positions is $ 223,829.