Justice Elwood Lui has a distinguished legal career and long history of public service. He received his B.S., M.B.A and J.D. degrees from UCLA, working his way through law school as a full-time CPA. His stellar judiciary career began in 1975 when he was appointed to LA Municipal Court and then LA Superior Court.  In 1987 he joined Jones Day and was their lead appellate lawyer in the California region. He was appointed an Associate Justice to the Court of Appeal Second District in 2015 and within three years was confirmed as presiding Justice of Division Two and then as Administrative Presiding Justice of the Second Appellate District. In public service he has overseen federal litigation regarding overcrowding in California state prisons, restructured the Department of Children’s Services to improve service to foster children and instituted a new streamlined disciplinary system for the State Bar. He has received numerous awards including the Witkin Medal from the State Bar of California.

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