Political Science


Cross Examine the Judges

The Political Science Department sponsors an annual event in which judges from the Los Angeles Superior Court speak about the court system, their jobs, and answer numerous questions from attendees ranging from the personal such as “how one become a judge” to the more complex, such as “how the court system is funded.” 

On Judges’ Night held on Wednesday, April 13th 2011, Judge Barbara Scheper organized the bench officers for the event and introduced those participating including: Judge Michael Convey, Judge Bert Glennon, Judge Martin Herscovitz, Judge Michael Jesic, Judge Wendy Kohn, Judge Louis Meisinger, and Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy.  San Fernando Valley Bar Association President Seymour Amster delivered brief remarks and CSUN Professor Lawrence Becker moderated the program. 

The participating bench officers hear cases in the Chatsworth, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Van Nuys courthouses and preside over criminal, civil, juvenile, traffic, and family law matters.