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The Honorable Helen Bendix

2nd District Court of Appeal, Department - (website)

Court Info

2nd District Court of Appeal, Department - (website)

Biography

Helen Bendix is an associate justice of the Second District, Division One of the California Courts of Appeal. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on April 17, 2018. She succeeded Justice Elwood G. Lui, who was elevated to presiding justice. She previously was a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California.

Bendix received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Awards
2002: Southern California Mediation Association Peacemaker of the Year Award
2001: Emil Gumpert Judicial Alternative Dispute Resolution Award from Dispute Resolution Services
Associations
1990-1991: Chair, California State Bar's International Law Section
1994-1997: Member, Los Angeles Bar Association’s Board of Trustees

Education

B.A. from Cornell University

J.D. from Yale Law School

Career

Associate Judge at California Second District Court of Appeal (from 2018)

Judge at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California (2000 to 2019)

Judge at Los Angeles Municipal Court in Los Angeles County, California (1997 to 1999)

General Counsel at KCET (1996 to 1997)

Partner at Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe (1989 to 1996)

Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher (1986 to 1989)

Visitng professor at University of California, Los Angeles Law School (1985 to 1986)

Partner at Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin and Oppenheimer (1983 to 1985)

Associate at Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin and Oppenheimer (1980 to 1983)

Associate at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (1978 to 1979)

Clerk for Hom Shirley Hufstedler at US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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