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Nigerian Woman, Bunmi Awoniyi Named Superior Court Judge In US

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at 02:16 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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3 December 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday named four new Superior Court judges for the Central Valley. Among the judicial appointments announced was the appointment of 48-year-old Nigerian woman, Bunmi O. Awoniyi in Elk Grove, California.



According to Centralvalleybusinesstimes, of the four, three replace judges who have retired and the fourth fills a long-standing vacancy.

Ms. Awoniyi has served as a principal attorney with a family law practice since 1994. She 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 Office of Steven L. Wessels from 1993 to 1994 and an associate attorney at the Law Office of Brady and Kent from 1992 to 1993.

Ms. 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.

Each of the new judges will be paid $176,789 (over N28 million) per year.

Michael Jurkovich was named to a judgeship in the Madera County Superior Court.

Brian McNamara was appointed to a judgeship in the Kern County Superior Court.

And Bunmi Awoniyi and Steven Gevercer were named to judgeships in the Sacramento County Superior Court.

aso4life1 at 04:20 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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CONGRATULATIONS my NIGERIA sister,,,

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winace at 04:34 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Congratulation to u ma-am
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patrickudefuna at 04:36 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Great one my dear. Congrats and thanks for being a good ambassador
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lanudja at 05:08 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Well done
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dlimelite at 05:12 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Congratulations!
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papadip at 05:26 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Congratulations..!

Bunmi O. Awoniyi
I am proud of you as a Nigerian….





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chicco77 at 05:55 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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congrats
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angesco at 07:37 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Well done. I would have loved to know where she had schooled in Nigeria.

Again congratulations.
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Senegal at 08:00 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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NIce one sister
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moriztuos at 08:29 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Kudos
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nonsovin at 08:34 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool 8)ATLEAST LET ME HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS, AND NOT BAD NEWS ALL THE TIME  Cool
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Activated at 08:50 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Good one, it shows the potential Nigeria has if we harness it properly
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PidginMOUTH at 09:12 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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wcollins at 11:37 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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but why you never marry now..... send those heart breakers to jail............
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Unikpearl at 11:45 PM, 3 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Am proud of u,
am proud 2 b a nigerian
am proud 2 b a yoruba girl
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Rihannaaa at 02:52 AM, 4 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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 Wink

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sundayibeh at 03:02 AM, 4 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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GOD bless you for making NIGERIA proud nation!!
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innocentbola at 04:02 AM, 4 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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God bless you and congratulations...
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aso4life1 at 04:24 AM, 4 Dec 12 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Unikpearl on 11:45 PM,  3 Dec 12
Am proud of u,
am proud 2 b a nigerian
am proud 2 b a yoruba girl
Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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