Fifth person announces judicial candidacy |

Fifth person announces judicial candidacy

Eric Heinz


A fifth person has announced candidacy for a position of El Dorado Superior Court judge.

Joseph Weinberger of Folsom announced his intent to run Saturday through a press release.

"I decided to run because it's time for a civil attorney to get on the bench," Weinberger said. "I'm in a position where I can do that. I think I can build the efficiency of the courthouse so this budget crisis won't affect one court as much."

Fiduciary responsibility is part of what Weinberger said he wants to bring to the El Dorado County court system.

"I've had 25 years of running a business and being an attorney, and it is the efficiencies that have made my practice what it is," Weinberger said. "I'd like to bring that to the bench."

Weinberger said he has been judge pro-tem for El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties.

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"I think I bring a sense of humility, fairness and trust," he said. "I've been hired as a private mediator and arbitrator by various attorneys on both sides. I think that shows that I am impartial and a good judge of character."

Weinberger said he is an officer of the Capital Trial Lawyers Association in Sacramento.

His website states one of his recent accomplishments was "a case involving the protection of Parental Rights and the successful reunification of parents and their child."

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