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Lauded Local Court Executive to Head Orange County Court’s Operations

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 29, 2016

David H. Yamasaki to step down from Santa Clara County Superior Court December 1, 2016.


SAN JOSÉ, California (September 29, 2016): The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara announces the upcoming departure of its Chief Executive Officer, David H. Yamasaki. Mr. Yamasaki has been tapped to lead Orange County Superior Court’s administration – the State’s third largest trial court system.

“Saying goodbye to an exceptional leader is never easy, but we are so incredibly proud of David’s accomplishments here at our Court and are grateful for all he has done for the residents of Santa Clara County,” said Presiding Judge Risë Jones Pichon.

During his tenure, Mr. Yamasaki oversaw the courts implementation of a modern case management system (Odyssey), the construction and opening of the New Family Justice Center Courthouse, the opening of the South County Courthouse and the transition to e-filing. In 2015, Mr. Yamasaki received the Branch’s highest recognition for his work on statewide policies and strategic initiatives and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Chief Justice.

Mr. Yamasaki’s last day with the Court will be December 1, 2016. The Court has begun its recruitment efforts to fill the vacancy in the Chief Executive Officer role.

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