Hon. Julie A. Emede was appointed to the State of California, County of Santa Clara Superior Court bench in December 2009, and is currently serving as a Probate Court Judge. Prior to moving to Probate Court, she served in Family Court for over five years, and was the Supervising Judge for more than three years. Before Family Court, she served in and supervised the dedicated Criminal Family Violence court, handling all aspects of misdemeanors and felonies from arraignment through trial, sentencing, and probation reviews. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a family law attorney, where she handled all aspects of family law cases including marital/domestic partnership dissolutions, adoptions, guardianships, and court-appointed representation of children. Judge Emede has been a presenter at various judicial and continuing legal education seminars, and previously taught Community Property and Family Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her juris doctor from University of California – Hastings College of the Law.
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