L.A. Superior Court Judges Elect New Court Executive Officer/Clerk

Court GavelJudges of the Los Angeles Superior Court overwhelmingly voted to appoint veteran  court executive Sherri R. Carter as their Executive Officer/Clerk, succeeding John A. Clarke, who retired  March 31, 2013. Carter is presently the Court Executive Officer for the Riverside Superior Court. She also served as the Executive Officer and Clerk of Court of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the largest federal district in the nation, and as the Trial Court Executive and Clerk of Court for the Eighth Circuit Court for the State of Utah. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Riverside.

“I could not be more pleased to announce that Sherri Carter is our new executive officer,” said Presiding Judge David S. Wesley. “She is a proven leader at the state level, and an excellent trial court administrator with 19 years as an executive in the federal and state courts. Her achievements in technological innovation and court-community relations, coupled with her ability to encourage professionalism and creativity among her staff, will serve our Court well,” said Wesley.

Assistant Presiding Judge Carolyn Kuhl said, “Those who have worked with Ms. Carter emphasize her strong leadership abilities and the fact that her leadership style is inclusive and teamwork oriented. On the statewide level, she has tirelessly and effectively worked to strengthen the trial courts everywhere she has worked during her 30 years of service to the courts,” said Kuhl, “and she has successfully worked with judges to enhance the administration of justice.”

William Mitchell will continue to serve as Interim CEO until Carter takes office on Sept.  4, 2013.