January 21, 2021

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New Judges

New Judges to be Sworn-In

MODESTO, CA - On January 4, 2021, three recently elected judges will begin their terms of office as judges of the Stanislaus County Superior Court. The new judges are:

Jeff Mangar - From 2019 to 2020, Mangar served as a Chief Deputy District Attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. From 1998 to 2019 he served as a Deputy District Attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. Mangar obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Mangar’s six-year term begins on January 4, 2021. He was elected to the office formerly held by Judge Roger Beauchesne, who retired. Mangar’s initial assignment will be Criminal Arraignments.

John R. Mayne - From 2001 to 2020, Mayne served as a Deputy District Attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s office. For the three years prior to that, he worked as a civil lawyer. Mayne obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from California Pacific School of Law. Mayne’s six-year term begins on January 4, 2021. He was elected to the office formerly held by Judge Marie Silveira, who retired. Mayne’s initial assignment will be to hear Civil cases.

Annette Rees - From 2015 to 2020, Rees served as a Chief Deputy District Attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. From 2001 to 2015 she served as a Deputy District Attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. From 1998 to 2001, Rees served as a Deputy City Prosecutor with the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office. Rees obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State School of Law.

Rees’ six-year term begins on January 4, 2021. She was elected to the office formerly held by Judge Scott Steffen, who retired. Rees’ initial assignment will be Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Juvenile Dependency.

“All three new judges are experienced and well-qualified”, said Presiding Judge Dawna F. Reeves. “We look forward to welcoming them to the Stanislaus County Superior Court.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain appropriate social distancing, the new judges will be sworn-in during private ceremonies on January 4, 2021. More information regarding possible formal investiture ceremonies will be released when it is available.

For inquiries, please contact Hugh Swift at (209) 530-3111.

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Last updated: December 30, 2020 10:44 AM