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Monday, 03 December 2012 18:33

California Governor Brown Appoints a Nigerian to judgeship

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Bunmi Awoniyi Bunmi Awoniyi Bunmi Awoniyi Law firm

California  Governor Brown Appoints a Nigerian to judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court

 

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr of California has appointed  Bunmi O. Awoniyi, a Nigerian by heritage to judgeships in the Sacramento County Superior Court.  The new appointed judge Awoniyi is 48 years old and from 1994 she  been a  principal attorney with a family law practice.

 

Judge Awoniyi" was an adjunct professor at the University of Northern California, Lorenzo Patiño School of Law from 1997 to 1998, an associate attorney at the Law Officeof Steven L. Wessels from 1993 to 1994 and an associate attorney at the Law Office of Brady and Kent from 1992 to 1993. Awoniyi was a law clerk at the Law Office of D. Kapp Nees in 1991 and a crown prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service in London from 1989 to 1990. Awoniyi earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Inns of Court School of Law, a Masters of Law degree from the University of Leicester School of Law and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Essex. She is a certified family law specialist. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on December 3, 2011. Awoniyi is a Democrat."

Awoniyi is a Nigerian American and she is among the growing population of influential peolpe of Nigerian extraction in United States of America.

 

About Bunmi Awoniyi

Bunmi Awoniyi completed all of her education in England. She attended the University of Essex and completed her Bachelor of Law with Honors in 1986. She thereafter obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Leicester which was conferred in 1988. Her thesis The Detection and Investigation of Child Abuse was published. She attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November of 1988 as a Barrister at Law. She is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn and Inner Temple in England and Wales and remains in good standing. Ms. Awoniyi was admitted as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of California in 1991.

Ms. Awoniyi began practicing Family Law in 1992.

Ms. Awoniyi is an active member of both her State and Local Bar Associations. She has served in a number of leadership positions:

Past President of the Wiley Manuel Bar Association (Association of African American Attorney's, Sacramento Chapter)

Past Vice President and Sergeant at-arms for the same organization

Elected Member at Large, Sacramento County Bar Association (first term three years 2002-2005, Second term one year 2006). She has recently been appointed to her 3rd term which commenced in 2007

Source: Bunmi Awoniyi law firm and California News Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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