Photos By MARIO G. REYES
Bruce Iwasaki received some help from his family as he put on his judge’s robes for the first time on Friday at his enrobing ceremony conducted at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. He was joined by (from left) his daughter Naomi, wife Evelyn Yoshimura, mother Sumi, and son-in-law Casey Eiseman. Iwasaki was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court on May 18 by Gov. Jerry Brown and will be assigned to the main civil courthouse downtown. “I am honored to be a judge and serve the public,” he said.
Iwasaki, 61, of Los Angeles has been a partner at Lim Ruger and Kim LLP since 2006, specializing in commercial and tort litigation. He was executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles from 1997 to 2006 and was an associate at O’Melveny and Myers LLP from 1988 to 1997. He is a former board member of the Japanese American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He earned a juris doctorate degree from the UCLA School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.