Judge Victoria G. Chaney has been referred by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Chaney confirmed the referral in an interview with METNEWS, saying, "I'm very honored that my name has been forwarded to the JNE commission." According to METNEWS story, Chaney is under consideration for appointment to the Second Appellate District.
Judge Chaney was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1990 by George Deukmejian. She was elevated to the Superiour Court in 1997 by Pete Wilson. In April 2000, Judge Chaney was assigned to the Central Civil West Courthouse, handling cases designated as "complex" under the California Rules of Court. Since 2004, Judge Chaney has served as assistant managing judge of the complex litigation program (part of the Complex Civil Litigation Pilot Program - see my post discussion the program). As one of her duties, Judge Chaney reviews new cases provisionally designated as complex to determine whether a "complex" designation appears warranted.
In the spirit of full disclosure, my firm has cases that are currently assigned to Judge Chaney.