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La Quinta woman appointed to Superior Court judgeship by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- - Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of 33 new Superior Court judges today and one of them is from right here in the Coachella Valley.

La Quinta's Emily A. Benjamini has been appointed to a judgeship in Riverside County Superior Court, one of three new county appointees.

Benjamini, 51, has been the sole practitioner of her own firm since 2014 and was a partner at Benjamini and Benajamini alongside her husband, Judge Dean Benjamini from 2005-2014. The Benjamini's both worked at the Public Defender's officer prior to starting their own practice. 

She earned her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. 

She will be filling the vacancy created by Judge Helios J. Hernandez's retirement. She is a Democrat. 

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