Hon. William MacLaughlin to Receive Outstanding Jurist Award on May 28
Judge MacLaughlin has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court since 1992. He was supervising judge of the court’s North Valley District from 1995 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2003. Judge MacLaughlin served as the assistant presiding judge of the superior court from 2003 until 2004, and as presiding judge from 2005 to 2006.
His involvements on judicial committees and organizations have included membership on the Judicial Council of California and its Executive and Planning Committee, Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts on the Fair and Efficient Administration of Civil Cases, and more recently, on its Domestic Violence Practice and Procedure Task Force, Commission for Impartial Courts, and chair of the Task Force on Judicial Campaign Finance.
He has been a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Executive, Outreach, Education, Personnel, and Budget Committees, and a faculty member of the Continuing Judicial Studies Program.
Judge MacLaughlin’s many prior awards include the Benjamin Aranda Award for Judicial Excellence in 2006 from the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Distinguished Judicial Service Award in 2007 from the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
LACBA’s Outstanding Jurist Award is presented each year to a current or past member of the federal or state judiciary in Los Angeles County who has made significant contributions from the bench through judicial ability and experience, judicial temperament and demeanor, knowledge of the law, contribution to the improvement or education of the legal community, contribution to the practice of law and the community at large, and education and diligence.