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Judicial

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 16

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Hubert S. Yun

Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
254,191 votes (23.04%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To ensure PUBLIC SAFETY.
  • To ensure that every individual has EQUAL ACCESS to the court system.
  • To ensure a FAIR ADMINISTRATION of justice to every individual who appears in the court system.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Gang Murder Prosecutor
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (2006–current)

Education

Loyola Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2003)
University of California, Riverside Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration / Sociology (1999)

Biography

  • Occupation:  Gang Murder Prosecutor
  • Deputy District Attorney, Hardcore Gang Division
  • Supported by Judges, Law Enforcement and Attorneys
  • Civil litigation experience
  • Graduate of Loyola Law School
  • Tried 77 jury trials to verdict
  • Prosecuted a variety of cases, including, murder, attempted murder, carjacking, robbbery, domestic violence, nacotics, driving under the influence and the illegal practice of medicine

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Numerous Superior Court Judges

Organizations (5)

  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • Long Beach Police Officers Association
  • Latino Prosecutors Association
  • Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association
  • Association for Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County (3)

What criteria are most important for voters to use in evaluating judicial candidates?
Answer from Hubert S. Yun:

A candidate’s legal experience is important, including areas of practice, litigation experience and knowledge of the law.  Character and integrity are key factors as well because the public wants judges who make decisions based on law and not outside influences.  Fairness is also an important attribute. 

 

How can courts and judges better assure that all people have adequate access to legal help and the legal system?
Answer from Hubert S. Yun:

Having free legal aids, including attorneys and research tools, onsite at the courthouse would assist people in getting legal help.  Courts and judges could waive court costs and fees, and appoint attorneys and experts at no charge for low income individuals to ensure that they have access to, and representation for, the legal system.   

Most defendants are held in County jail before trial because they are not able, due to low income or homelessness, to secure bail imposed by the Court at their arraignment.  Does California’s system of imposing bail on defendants need reform?  If so, what would you recommend?
Answer from Hubert S. Yun:

A hybrid system may be appropriate.  For violent and/or serious offenses, the current system will keep most offenders, rich or poor, in custody while awaiting trial, ensuring public safety.  For all other crimes, an individualized assessment of the offender, including criminal history and finances should be undertaken before setting bail.

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