Malibu resident Bernard J. Kamins has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court and Jacqueline Ann Connor of Santa Monica has been named a Municipal Court judge for the Los Angeles Judicial District by Gov. George Duekmejian.
Kamins, 44, replaces Judge William Drake, who has retired.
Kamins was appointed a Municipal Court judge last year. From 1969 to 1985 he was a trial attorney for the Los Angeles County public defender. From 1979 to 1982 he was the public defender's deputy in charge of the West Los Angeles Municipal Court, where he supervised 10 attorneys.
Kamins is a member of the State, Los Angeles County and American Bar associations. He has been a law professor at Pepperdine University since 1978.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1965 and his law doctorate from USC three years later.