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Retired L.A. County judge admonished again for comments made to lawyers

A recently retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who once ordered an attorney to leave the courtroom and go across the street to a law library to research an issue has been publicly admonished by a state panel for the second time in his career. Ronald M. Sohigian, who was reprimanded seven years ago for addressing attorneys in a belittling and sarcastic manner, was found to have repeated the ethical violation while presiding over two civil cases, the Commission on Judicial Performance announced Tuesday. Relying on court transcripts, the commission found that Sohigian harshly criticized attorneys for being unprepared during an April 2011 proceeding. "No lawyer with any...

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