Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge Samuel T. McAdam announced Friday that Judge David Rosenberg has been appointed to the Executive Board of the California Judges Association.
The CJA represents the interests of the judges, justices and commissioners in California and is governed by a 25-member executive board. Its mission is to promote judicial excellence to achieve fair and impartial justice.
“As judges here in Yolo County, we continue to be thankful for Judge Rosenberg’s statewide leadership,” McAdam said. “His past efforts were critical to the building of the new Yolo courthouse. We know he will bring the same commitment to the work of the California Judges Association.”
“It’s an honor to be able to continue to serve the law and to represent the Judges of the State of California,” Rosenberg said. “The judiciary is the final bastion protecting the Constitution and the rights we cherish as Americans.”
Rosenberg was appointed to Yolo Superior Court in October 2003, and has been elected to office three times. He currently presides over a criminal trial department as well as the specialty court assignments including Mental Health Court and Addiction Intervention Court. Rosenberg also was elected presiding judge three times by his peers and was instrumental in the development of the current courthouse, completed in 2015.
Over the years, Rosenberg has served on multiple statewide committees, including chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judge Advisory Committee (TCPJAC), and was a member of numerous judicial branch committees including the Joint Rules Working Group and the Judicial Recruitment and Retention Working Group.
The Chief Justice of California appointed Rosenberg to a full three-year term as a voting member of the Judicial Council. Only the second Yolo County judge appointed to the council, Rosenberg served on its Executive and Planning Committee, the Rules and Projects Committee and other standing and special committees. He also was charged to be the Judicial Council liaison to courthouse construction projects throughout the state of California.
Currently, Rosenberg serves as the chair of the Advisory Committee on Audits and Financial Accountability for the Judicial Branch, supervising all audits of Superior Courts, Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council.
Before his appointment and election as a Superior Court judge, Rosenberg served as a Yolo County supervisor, as the mayor and member of the Davis City Council, as a civil litigator in private practice, and as a senior advisor to two California governors.
Rosenberg also served previously as chairman of the California Law Revision Commission, chairman of the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (the former Board of Control), chairman of the California State Lottery Commission, and chairman of the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management Commission.