2019-2020 Judicial Council Members

Chief Circuit Judge Sidney R. Thomas, Chair
Senior Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith
Circuit Judge Mary H. Murguia
Circuit Judge Jay S. Bybee
Circuit Judge Morgan Christen
Circuit Judge Sandra S. Ikuta
Chief District Judge Virginia A. Phillips
Chief District Judge J. Michael Seabright
Chief District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez
Chief District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton
Senior District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew


District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Frederick Corbit
Magistrate Judge Michelle Hamilton Burns
District Court Clerk Sean McAvoy
Bankruptcy Court Clerk Susan Spraul
Chief Probation Officer Rhonda Langford Taylor
Chief Pretrial Services Officer Silvio Lugo


Chief Circuit Judge Sidney R. Thomas
Circuit Judge Jay Bybee
Chief District Judge J. Michael Seabright


United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit

The Mission of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit is to support the effective and expeditious administration of justice and the safeguarding of fairness in the administration of the courts within the circuit. To do so, it will promote the fair and prompt resolution of disputes, ensure the effective discharge of court business, prevent any form of invidious discrimination, and enhance public understanding of, and confidence in, the judiciary.