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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 80

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Nick C. Rini

Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
267,232 votes (17.46%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Insure equal justice for all defendants and all victims.
  • Re-direct juvenile offenders away from an adult life of crime through education and community services. The juvenile succeeds and the community is safer.
  • Increase accessibility to the court system for all those people that have suffered from crime or civil wrongs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Deputy District Attorney .
Deputy District Attorney IV, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (1984–current)
Deputy District Attorney IV, Los Angeles District Attorneys Office — Appointed position (1984–current)
Supervising Deputy In Charge of the Inglewood Juvenile Office, Los Angeles District Attorneys Office (2000–2001)
Board Member Los Angeles Unified School District School Attendance Rev, Los Angeles Unified School District School Attendance Review Board (SARB) — Appointed position (2000–2001)
Supervising Deputy In Charge of the Long Beach Juvenile Office, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office (1998–2000)
Board Member Long Beach Unified School District School Attendance Revi, Long Beach Unified School District School Attendance Review Board ( SARB) — Appointed position (1998–2000)
Sexual Assault Special Unit, Trying rapists and child molesters, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office (1986–1988)
Major Narcotics Special Unit, Trying major narcotic offenders, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office (1989–1983)

Education

University of San Diego, School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1980)
Institute on International and Comparative Law, in Oxford England Certificate in International and Comparative Law, International Criminal Law and International Tort Law (1978)
California State University, Long Beach Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance (1977)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America (1994–2009)
Board member, School Attendance Review Board, Los Angeles Unified School District (2000–2001)
Board member, School Attendance Review Board, Long Beach Unified School District (1998–2000)
Volunteer, Basketball Coach, Boys and Girls Club (1993–1994)
Volunteer, Soccer Coach, AYSO (1990–1993)

Biography

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Served protecting the community as a deputy district attorney for 35 years.

Practiced civil law for four years before becoming a deputy district attorney.

Tried almost 100 jury trials.

Tried murderers, kidnappers, rapists, child molesters,robbers and major drug traffickers. The list also includes trials involving DUI vehicular manslaughters and domestic violence.

Served in the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuting and trying rapists and child molesters.

Served in the Major Narcotics Unit prosecuting and trying major narcotic offenders.

Served as Deputy In Charge of the Long Beach Juvenile Office.

Served as Deputy In Charge of the Inglewood Juvenile Offiice.

Served in the Training Division instructing new trial deputy district attorneys.

Trained deputy district attorneys in other California counties and in other states.

Trained hundreds of police officers and detectives in constitutioanl law regarding search and seizure and search warrants.

LIFE EXPERIENCES 

Nick Rini was born in Pasadena, California and raised in east Los Angeles. He began his strong work ethic at the age of 12 when he began cutting lawns and delivering the Herald Examiner newspaper 7 days a week. From there, he worked at McDonalds as he went through high school. He worked his way through college working as a hospital orderly and at Farmer John Meat Packing Company. While working his way through law school he also lived in a camper on the back of his Datsun pickup truck.

Nick learned the importance of community service at a young age as well. Through hard work and community service, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. This sense of service has carried him through 35 years of public service as a deputy district attorney. At this time, he would like to continue his public service as a judge for Los Angeles.  

Nick has been happily married for 39 years, to the same woman. He has four wonderful children and two grandchildren

 

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Honorable Daniel J. Buckley - Past Presiding Judge for all the Los Angeles Superior Courts
  • The Honorable Sam Ohta - Presiding Judge for all Los Angeles Criminal Superior Courts

Organizations (1)

  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys, ( ADDA )

Individuals (24)

  • The Honorable Lawrence Crispo, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County,( Ret.)
  • The Honorable Pat Connolly, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Tomson Ong, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Joan Chrostek, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Emily Spear, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Carol Najera, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Shelly Torrealba, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Troy Davis, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Ricardo Ocampo, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Judith Meyer, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Christopher Frisco, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Richard Goul, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable J.D. Lord, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Hayden Zacky, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Hector Guzman, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Scott Millington, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles COunty
  • The Honorable Richard Kemalyan, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • Maria Santos, Commissioner, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Lisa Coen, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Danielle Gibbons, Superior Court Judge, Lon Angeles County
  • The Honorable John Lonergan, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Debra Cole Hall, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  • The Honorable Benny Osorio, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County,(Ret.)
  • The Honorable David Milton, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County,(Ret.)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have been fortunate in having the opportunity to study international law. I can honestly say, that our system of justice is the best in the world. However, no system is perfect. That is why we must never stop our endless pursuit to make our judicial system better, more fair and more equal to all.

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