Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Rita L. Badhan JD ’02 to serve as a Judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and Murlene J. Randle JD ’80 to serve as a Judge in the San Francisco County Superior Court.
Badhan has served as a Deputy Public Defender at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office since 2007. She served as an Assistant Public Defender at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office from 2006 to 2007 and as a Deputy Public Defender at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office from 2004 to 2006.
Randle has been a Sole Practitioner since 2006. She served as Senior Labor Negotiator at the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources in 2006 and as Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice from 2004 to 2006. Randle served in several positions at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1982 to 2004, including Chief Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, the Crimes Against Women, Children and the Elderly Division, the Homicide Unit and Sexual Assault Unit.