William Bettinelli sworn in as Sonoma County Municipal Judge by County Clerk, Eugene D. Williams, June 10, 1977
William Bettinelli sworn in as Municipal Judge
Note attached to back of photograph: "William Bettinelli sworn in as Municipal Judge. William Bettinelli, 33, Petaluma attorney, is show being sworn in as a Sonoma County Municipal Judge by County Clerk, Eugene D. Williams. Bettinelli was named to the bench by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. early in May."
Biographical or Historical Note
Judge Bettinelli (born Apr. 23, 1944), now retired from the Bench, serves as a mediator, settlement judge, and special master with the alternative dispute resolution firm, JAMS. Bettinelli received his J.D. from University of California School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall School of Law). After his appointment to the Sonoma County Municipal Court, he served twice as Presiding Judge. He was appointed to the Sonoma County Superior Court in 1982, where he served as Presiding Judge in 1984; Presiding Judge of the Appellate Department in 1985; and Principal Civil Law and Motion Judge, supervising judicial arbitration program from 1986 until his retirement in 1991. Eugene D. William was born Sept. 11, 1938.
Date Created or Published
June 10, 1977
Item Type (Original)
Item Physical Format or Genre
Black and white photographs; Portraits
Number of Parts or Pages
Other Physical Details
black and white
Item Physical Dimensions
13 x 18 cm
Sonoma Heritage Collections Theme
Public Safety, Law and Crime
Bettinelli, William L. (William Lester), 1944-; Williams, Eugene D., 1938-
Subject (Time Period)
Judges; County clerks
State or Province
City or Town
600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, California
Source of Title
Title from verso.
Original Creation or Publication Details
Originally published in the Sonoma County Daily herald-recorder.
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