Douglas P. Miller, Associate Justice

Douglas P. Miller, Associate JusticeName: Douglas P. Miller

Position: Justice, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division 2

PERSONAL

  • Born 1952 in Whittier, California
  • Married; six children, two grandchildren

 


EDUCATION

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctor awarded 1978
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics awarded 1975

DATE OF ADMISSION TO BAR

  • 1978

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL BACKGROUND

  • Law Offices of Thomas T. Anderson, Indio, California 1978-1995
  • Judge, Riverside County, California 1995-present

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 2006
  • Appointed to the Riverside Superior Court by Governor Pete Wilson, 1995
    • Presiding Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court of California
      January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004
    • Assistant Presiding Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court
      January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2002
    • Supervising Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Judicial District
      1999 - 2002
    • Assistant Supervising Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Judicial District
      1996 - 1998

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

    State of California
    Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco

    • Commission on Access to Justice 2008 - present
    • Commission for Impartial Courts, Task Force on Judicial Candidate Campaign Conduct, Chair, September 2007 - present
    • Continuing Judicial Studies Program Education Committee, 2007 - present
    • California State Bar Task Force on Lawyer Support for Legal Services, Chair 2006 - present
    • Science and the Law Steering Committee, 2005 - 2007
    • Editorial Board, California Courts Review, 2005 - present
    • Bench-Bar Coalition, 2004 - present
    • Temporary Judges Working Group Co-Chairperson, 2003 - 2007
    • Probate Conservatorship Task Force 2006 - 2008
    • Member of the Judicial Council of California September 2004 - September 2007
    • Enhanced Collections Collaborative Court-Working Group 2003 - 2007
    • Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, 2003 - 2004
    • Co-Chair of Presiding Judges & Court Executives Legislation Subcommittee, 2003 - 2004
    • Civil Law Education Planning Committee, 2003 - 2004
    • Trial Court Executive Management Budget Working Group, 2002 - 2004
    • Community-Focused Court Planning Implementation, 1998 - 2003
    • Working Group on Term of Presiding Judge, 2004
    • Task Force on Judicial Ethics Issues, 2004
    • Consultant CJER: Judges Guide to ADR, 2004
    • Civil & Small Claims Advisory Committee, 1998-2002, Chairperson, 2000 - 2002
      • Subcommittee assignments-Case Management, Small Claims, Legislative)
    • Community-Focused Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 1997 - 1998

    California Supreme Court

    • Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions Vice-Chairperson, 2010 - present

    California Judges Association, San Francisco

    • Mid-Year Planning Committee 2004 - 2009
    • Executive Board of Directors, 1999 - 2002
    • Vice President, 2001 - 2002
    • Civil Law & Procedure Committee, 1998 - 1999
    • Public Information & Education, 1996 - 1998

    County of Riverside

    • VIP Mentors, Board of Directors 2007 - present
    • Self-Represented Litigants Oversight Committee, Riverside Superior Court (Appellate Member) 2006 - present
    • Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004
    • Executive Committee, 1996 - 2006
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1997 - 2002
    • Criminal Justice Liaison Committee, Chairperson, 2002 - 2004
    • Community Outreach Committee, Desert Judicial District, 1999 - 2006
    • Jury Committee, 1997 - 2002
    • Superior Court Appellate Department, 1997 - 2001
    • Court Security Committee, 1997 - 2002
    • Grand Jury Committee, 2000 - 2001

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, AFFILIATIONS AND AWARDS

  • 2007 Martin Luther King Award - Mid-Valley Interfaith Council
  • 2006 American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Inland County Trial Judge of the Year

JUDICIAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of LaVerne, School of Law, 2010 - present
  • Brigham Young University, School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program, Lecturer, 2004
  • Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Program, Vice Chair 2004 - present
  • Civil Law Institute, Civil Case Management, 2003, 2004
    • Miscellaneous Migraines, 2004
  • Judicial College, Civil Case Management, 2003, 2004
  • Presiding Judges Orientation, instructor/facilitator, 2003, 2004
  • Case Management Orientation Programs-Santa Ana and San Francisco, 2001
  • Coachella Valley Leadership Conference, 2001 - 2003
  • Class II - Government, Law Enforcement and the Judicial System

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Literacy 21, Executive Director, 2008 - present
  • Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley
    • President, 2008 - present
    • Board Member, 2003 - present
    • Secretary, 2004 - 2007
  • East African Breast Cancer Project, Board of Directors, 2007 - present
  • Teach the Teachers Program for Coachella Valley School Districts, 2001 - present
  • First Impressions Program, Oasis School, Thermal, California 1999 - present
  • YMCA, Youth and Government, Desert Family, Palm Desert, CA, 1999 - present
  • Bench/Bar/Media Group, Indio, California, Founding Member, 1998 - 2006
  • Desert Judges Speakers Bureau, 1998 - 2006
  • Warren E. Slaughter American Inn of Court, Palm Springs, California
    • Founding Member; Board of Directors 1997 - present
    • President 1999 - 2002
  • Desert Bar Association
    • Trustee, 1990 - 1995
    • President, 1995
    • Statewide Advisor to Trial Courts Program, 2004 - 2006
  • Government In Action Program, Indio, California, Founding Member
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