About Myanna

Diversity matters
Diversity matters

Myanna’s deep understanding of diverse viewpoints and backgrounds means you can trust her to provide equal justice as the law intends. Myanna will apply the law considerately and fairly in all cases as your Superior Court judge. She will never rely just on her experience to do her job. Myanna will bring and retain the energy and intellectual curiosity it takes to always come to the correct and just outcome.

Myanna immigrated to California from her native Denmark in 1997. Myanna comes from a blue-collar background and is the first one in her family to attend college. As a result, she appreciates the difficulties faced by people of few means and minorities, even in a county as diverse as Los Angeles. California is home to more than 10 million immigrants. Myanna would add much relevant international knowledge and diversity to the bench in the highly international county of Los Angeles. She speaks three languages fluently.

She believes that everyone in the legal system should be treated fairly and with equality. That’s not the case today. As a career woman who worked her way to the top of her field on her own, she understands the unique challenges many of you face in the workplace and in your personal lives.

None of the candidates for this office have been judges before. We are all new to this position. You will get a judge with crucial skills and background when you vote for Myanna:

Diversity

The bench needs more diversity. As a woman and first-generation immigrant, Myanna understands the unique challenges met by females and other minorities in today’s diverse society. Myanna is the only female running for a seat on the bench which is already 75% male!

 

Better legal skills than others

Myanna works with numerous different legal issues in front of hundreds of people on a daily basis. That amounts to hours and hours every week controlling an audience, thinking on her feet about often very complex legal issues, moving people along or slowing them down as needed, and demonstrating how judges apply facts to black-letter law. She has done so for a decade. She does not sit behind a desk only appearing occasionally in front of a critical audience. She does so daily!

She worked with trial and appellate judges during and after law school. Among other things, she held a highly valuable clerkship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering California and other jurisdictions). She kept a criminal docket of 300 criminal cases for a trial judge, helping him achieve faster-than usual case processing times. She also worked on half of the judge’s civil docket and with his pro se litigants.

She has been a law professor for a decade, training close to 1,500 attorneys how to practice law professionally and ethically. She has done so at full-time for ABA accredited law schools. She has risen through the ranks to the highest office one can hold for such schools (i.e. full professor of law).

She is neither a prosecutor nor a defense attorney! She is neutral, which is a big plus.

 

Important people and personal skills

Perhaps most importantly: with her own highly untraditional background, she respects all people no matter what their backgrounds may be.

She is very highly liked by students, her colleagues, supervisors, and all the judges with whom she has worked with over time.

She does not seek this office for money or prestige. She loves working with the law in a neutral way.

A local community service member

She has lived in Southern California for 23+ years.

She hosts and contributes to local community efforts such as historical home preservation, legal events, and wildlife preservation.

Her podcasts on local and California-wide issues of law and environmental policy have been listened to by more than 100,000 people in LA and beyond.

She looks forward to working as a judge in her free time with issues relating to the homeless and immigrants as well as our local environment. The weak in our society need more assistance. She will do so to the extent she possibly can.