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Iranian American Bar Association Welcomes Appointment of Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema to San Diego Superior Court Bench


Washington, D.C. - On January 22, 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed  Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema to the San Diego Superior Court bench.  Judge Ipema was appointed to a seat vacated by Judge Jan Goldsmith, who won election in November as San Diego city attorney.  Judge Ipema has been a court commissioner in San Diego Superior Court since April 2008. Prior to that, Judge Ipema was a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court and an assistant district counsel for the US Department of Justice.


Judge Ipema earned a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Damavand College.


IABA welcomes Judge Ipema's appointment to the bench by Governor Schwarzenegger and encourages more Iranian-Americans to pursue public office and leadership positions in the judiciary.


On behalf of IABA, we again congratulate Judge Ipema to a deserving accomplishment. 



IABA is a non-religious, non-political independent organization and is not in any way affiliated with any other organization.  IABA was founded in November 2000 and currently has almost 300 official members nationwide.  IABA seeks to educate and inform the Iranian American community about legal issues of interest, and to ensure that the American public at large as well as our representatives and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian American community.  In addition, IABA strives to publicize and promote the achievements of Iranian American lawyers and other legal professionals and to assist attorneys and law students in their legal careers.  For more information or to learn how to become a member, please visit


Iranian American Bar Association

1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1012, Washington, D.C. 20036

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