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Amador Superior Court 500 Argonaut Lane
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Hugh Swift Board Member since 2009 Hugh graduated from the University of San Diego in 1981, California Western School of Law in 1985, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1985. He was in private practice in San Diego until he began working for the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Amador, in 1999 as a research attorney. Mr. Swift was appointed Executive Officer of the Court in November 2004. In addition to his duties as the Executive Officer, Mr. Swift was appointed a Superior Court Commissioner in April of 2006 and continues to serve in that capacity.
Governor Brown Appoints Hugh K. Swift to Calaveras County Superior Court
Governor Brown Appoints Hugh K. Swift to Calaveras County Superior Court Governor Brown Appoints Hugh K. Swift to Calaveras County Superior Court Governor Brown Appoints Hugh K. Swift to Calaveras County Superior Court Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Hugh K. Swift to a judgeship in the Calaveras County Superior Court. Swift, 54, of Angels Camp, has been a court executive officer at the Calaveras County Superior Court since 2011. He served in multiple positions at the Amador County Superior Court from 1999 to 2011, including superior court commissioner, court executive officer and research attorney. Swift was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Charles S. Limandri from 1995 to 1998 and a partner at the Law Offices of Swift and Connolly from 1991 to 1995. Swift earned a Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Douglas V. Mewhinney. Swift is a Democrat.
From left, outgoing Amador Superior Court CEO Hugh Swift, Amador Superior Court Judge David Richmond and newly-hired Amador Superior Court CEO Barbara Cockerham meet inside Richmond's chambers. Ledger Dispatch photo by Scott Thomas Anderson
The Honorable Hugh K. Swift,
Commissioner, Amador Superior Court Commissioner Swift graduated from the University of San Diego in 1981, California Western School of Law in 1985, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1985. He was in private practice in San Diego until he began working for the court in 1999 as a research attorney and was appointed CEO in November 2004. Commissioner Swift was appointed a part-time commissioner April of 2006.
Judge Hugh Swift
Judge Hugh Swift Judge Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Swift was the Court Executive Officer for the Calaveras Superior Court. As the CEO Judge Swift was the primary court contact during the construction of the new Calaveras County Courthouse, which was completed in November 2013. Judge Swift was the Chairperson the California Trial Court Consortium, ("CTCC") a group of CEO's from 25 small to medium sized courts in Central and Northern California. The mission of CTCC is to improve trial court administration and operations through collaboration and advocacy. Judge Swift was actively involved in the selection and procurement of a new court case management system through a collaboration with other small courts in Northern California. This project allowed the court to leverage its limited fiscal and staff resources to replace an outdated CMS with the Tyler Odyssey system, which has a go-live date of February 2015. From 2006 to 2011, Judge Swift was the CEO of the Amador Superior Court, where he also held the position of Superior Court Commissioner and heard child support and small claims cases as a Judge Pro Tem. Prior to his appointment as CEO he was a judicial research attorney for the court.