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The Honorable Lauren Weis Birnstein

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 082 (website)

Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 082 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (310) 725-3042

Biography

The Hon. Lauren Weis Birnstein is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in March of 2002.

Judge Weis Birnstein graduated cum laude with her B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1977.

After graduating from law school, Weis Birnstein worked for one year at the Office of the Attorney General for California before joining the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She served as a prosecutor for the D.A.'s office for 23 years, starting out as a deputy district attorney. Weis Birnstein subsequently was appointed Acting Head Deputy D.A. in 1993 of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division. In 1995 she was named Head Deputy District Attorney for the same division and was serving in that capacity at the time of her election to the Superior Court in 2002.

Judge Weis Birnstein has taught on the subjects of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault as an instructor for the California District Attorneys Association. She also served as a speaker from 1993 to 1997 for California State University, Fullerton.

Her memberships have included the Los Angeles Bar Association, the League of Women Prosecutors, and the Association of Deputy District Attorneys.

She was named Prosecutor of the Year in 1999 by the Century City Bar Association.

Education

J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1977)

B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (History)

Career

Attorney at California Attorney General's Office in Sacramento County, California

Deputy District Attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Offic in Los Angeles County, California

Head Deputy District Attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division, in Los Angeles County, California (1995 to 2002)

Acting Head Deputy District Attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division in Los Angeles County, California (1993 to 1995)

Instructor at California District Attorneys Association in Sacramento County, California

Speaker at California State University, Fullerton in Orange County, California (1993 to 1997)

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