Liaisons also make site visits to courts and present reports on the efficiencies and challenges of their assigned courts.
Up to three liaison reports are presented at each council meeting.
Assignments to the superior courts of 58 counties are dispersed among the judicial officer members of the Judicial Council.
In their liaison roles, they serve as a resource for the courts to transmit information, raise concerns, and have direct access to the council.
1997-2002: Deputy public defender, Placer County Public Defender’s Office, assigned to juvenile dependency cases.
2002-2007: Private practice, representing indigent parents and children in juvenile dependency proceedings in Placer County pursuant to a contract with the Placer County Courts (2002-2007); and representing indigent parents in juvenile dependency proceedings in Nevada County first under the supervision of the Nevada County Public Defender’s Office pursuant to a memorandum of understanding (2002-2004), and then pursuant to a contract with the Nevada County Courts (2004-2007).Judicial Council staff help implement the council’s policies.To provide leadership for advancing the consistent, impartial, independent, and accessible administration of justice, the Judicial Council must be aware of the issues and concerns confronting the judiciary, as well as appropriate solutions and responses.1980 - 1981: Staff attorney at Toward Utility Rate Normalization in San Francisco, CA, representing the interests of utility consumers at the California Public Utilities Commission.1981 - 1988: Associate attorney at Kazan, Mc Clain in Oakland, CA representing plaintiffs in asbestos and medical malpractice cases.He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business administration from Menlo College.Judge Thomsen began his legal career handling insurance defense litigation.Video presentations of the trial court liaison visits are available on the California Courts You Tube Channel.The chief superior judge assigns a presiding judge to each unit of the Vermont Superior Court.Pro Tem: Office of Administrative Hearings and San Francisco Superior Courts Golden Gate University School of Law, JD 1981 Kent State University, BA 1973; Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2007 – present Assistant Presiding Judge, 2010 - 2012 Presiding Judge, 2013 - 2015 Presiding Juvenile Judge, 2013 - present Adult Drug Court, 2014 - present Proposition 36 Court, 2008 - 2014 Trustee, Nevada County Law Library, 2008-present Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, JD, May 1994 - Class Valedictorian 1994-1997: Private practice, handling a wide variety of cases, including family, civil and criminal law; probate, guardianship and conservatorship matters; and juvenile delinquency and dependency cases.Served as an arbitrator under appointment by the Nevada County Superior Court.