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This is a great opportunity to learn more about the transition from law school to a judicial career and, in general, the day-to-day life in the courtroom. Additionally, for those who are considering the possibility of a judicial clerkship, this is a unique opportunity for networking and to better understand the benefits and disadvantages associated with it.

In this regard, we are honored to introduce you to our excellent panelists:

- Hon. D. Zeke Zeidler, was elected to the bench of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2004. Prior to that, he served as a Superior Court Referee for over six years, presiding over cases that involved child abuse and neglect. Before joining the Superior Court, he served on the Judicial Council of California’s Center for Judicial Education and Research Advisory Committee and the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, and previously served on the Advisory Committee on Providing Access and Fairness and on the State and Tribal Courts Forum. 

Before taking the bench, Judge Zeidler was an attorney representing abused and neglected children and their parents. He was the one of the founding co-chairs of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Student Association (now the Law Student Division of the National LGBT Bar Association), and served three terms as President of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges.

- Hon. Sandra R. Klein is a judge on the United States bankruptcy court, Central District of California. Prior to joining the court, she began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Arthur Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then joined the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers, where she worked from 1995 to 1997. From there, transitioned her practice to the public sector, where she took a position as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1997 to 2003. Ms. Klein later joined the Criminal Enforcement Unit of the Department of Justice's U.S. Trustee Program, where she was employed as a bankruptcy fraud criminal coordinator from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Klein was promoted and served as acting chief of the Criminal Enforcement Unit until her appointment to the court.

During her tenure on the bench, in 2003, 2005, and 2006, Klein has taught a course in white collar crime as an adjunct law professor at her alma mater, Loyola Law School.

- Hon. Wendy Segall, a Loyola Law School Alum, assumed office with the LA County Superior Court on January 7, 2019. Judge Segall has over 25 years of experience as Deputy District Attorney and she is the leading expert in prosecuting stalkers who target celebrities, judges, and intimate partners. Between 2008 to 2016, she was the sole prosecutor assigned to the Target Crimes Division's Stalking and Threat Assessment Team (STAT), where she handled cases ranging from high profile celebrity stalking, cyberstalking, to murder and sexual assault arising from stalking activities. Judge Segall is currently assigned to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.   

Early in her career as a prosecutor, she was assigned to the Major narcotics Division for seven years beginning in 2001.

Before joining the District Attorney's Office, she was in private practice. Segall managed her own private solo practice for two years (1993 to 1995) and was. a former associate at Daniels, Baratta & Fine (1992 to 1993).

Ms. Segall has appeared on several television shows, including Larry King Live, Dr. Dreww on Call, and 48 Hours. She was also a mentor for motivating Our Students Through Experience and proctor for the Los Angeles County Teen Court.

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