Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties.

Eran Marie Bermudez, 38, of San Diego, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Imperial County Superior Court. Bermudez has been a complaint resolution officer at the University of California, San Diego since 2016. She was a partner at Garcia Hernandez and Sawhney LLP from 2011 to 2016 and an associate at Best Best and Krieger LLP from 2005 to 2011. Bermudez earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine. She fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Ruth B. Montenegro as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Bermudez is a Democrat.