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Judge Valerie Salkin Judicial Profile

Judge Valerie Francene Salkin received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1988, her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1992, and was a Wexner Fellow. During law school, she externed for a federal judge and clerked for the federal public defender’s office in Chicago. After passing the California bar in 1992, she worked as a legislative liason and legal counsel to the Board of Equalization in Washington, D.C. before joining the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in 1997, where she was part of the Hard Core Gang Division before being elected to the bench in 2010. She has served on the executive committee of the Jewish Federation/United Jewish Communities Legal Division, on the Board of LimmudLA, as president of the National Women’s Political Caucus-LA Westside, as vice president of the National Council of Jewish Women, as Los Angeles Area Chair of the UJC National Young Leadership Cabinet, and as a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee, the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation Board, AIPAC, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund. She is a democrat.


Practice And Professionalism Considerations In A Post-Pandemic Court – Advocate – 2020


September 2008 Prosecutor of the Month

2006 Outstanding Prosecutor Award – Justice for Homicide Victims

2005 – Commendation – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

1992 – Gold Key – ABA House of Delegates


Los Angeles Superior Court – Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room – Hon. Valerie Salkin

Valerie Salkin – Ballotpedia

Valerie Salkin – Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Valerie Salkin Answers Questions –

Women on the Bench – USC Gould School of Law

Prosecutor, Former Actor Run for Judge – Metropolitan News-Enterprise

How to love a Jew you hate – Jewish Journal

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