Judicial Profile: Department 39
Honorable Edward G. Weil

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Biographical Information
Date of Birth:
November 18, 1954
Place of Birth:
Camp Zama, Japan
Education:
B.A., Political Science, 1976, J.D., 1979, Master of Citty & Regional Planning, 1980, University of California, Berkeley
Pre-bench Legal Experience:
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C., 1980-1984
San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, 1984-1988
California Attorney General's Office, Environment Section, 1988-2009
Political Affiliation:
Democrat
Judicial Experience
General Criminal assignments, Pittsburg, Richmond. Supervising Judge in Richmond 2012. Currently assigned to Family Law, Martinez.
Pre-bench Civic & Professional Activities
Various school and youth sports activities
Current Civic & Professional Activities
Continuing Legal Education Faculty
Important published decisions(s)
Recent publications
"Are Settlement Talks Confidential?" California Lawyer, November, 2009.
Courtroom Policies
Typical weekly schedule
Short-cause calendar weeks alternating with long-cause calendar weeks. Cases with both parties self-represented heard each Tuesday morning.
Teleconferencing
Telephone appearances by advance wirtten permission in accordance with CRC and local rules.
Motions
Discovery
Settlement Conferences
ADR
In Limine Motions
Voir dire
Jury Instructions
Witnesses
Sanctions
Documents
Decorum
Court reporters and translators
Computers in the courtroom
Audio-visual
Cameras in the courtroom
Case by case.
Advice
Be prompt, be courteous, be concise.

Updated 3/22/2013

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