September 22, 2020 – The Hon. Eric C. Taylor is preparing to begin his two-year term as Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court by setting several top priority goals including the restoration of safe access to justice, restoring the court’s budget, and mentoring at-risk youth.
Elected unanimously earlier this month by the Los Angeles County bench, Judge Taylor has served as the Assistant Presiding Judge since January 1, 2019. His 2-year term as Presiding Judge begins January 1, 2021.
“The Court is focused on a safe expansion of access to justice after a 6-month hiatus of Criminal and Civil trials and non-essential matters,” said Taylor. “Restoring access to justice is complicated by the pandemic-related state budget crisis. I am focused on leading the Superior Court of Los Angeles County with a commitment to restore safe access to justice while achieving a fair allocation of state funding to support the magnitude of our Court’s fundamental and essential functions.”
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County is the largest trial court in the nation with 550 judicial officers and more than 4,600 employees serving a diverse population of more than 10 million people. The Court has 38 courthouses in 12 judicial districts located throughout the county’s 4,752 square miles.
For more details on Presiding Judge-Elect Eric C. Taylor’ priority agenda for the Los Angeles Superior Court, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20-NR-PJ-Elect-Taylor_FINAL.pdf