Hon. Valerie Salkin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Valerie Salkin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14532
She is a Dishonorable judge, her rulings have violated the law and the constitution. She should be de-benched!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14415
Another former DA who wants to become a civil judge. Quite sad, actually.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13830
Judge Salkin will someday be Justice Salkin. Her friendly demeanor and legal acumen, especially on civil evidence are extraordinary. She has a subtle sense of humor. Much self discipline and consistency.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10291
She forgets she is no longer a DA. She will help the DA during trial if the DA is having trouble with the evidence. She lacks empathy for the clients that come before her. She should not be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7685
Its a pleasure to have a competent judge with a pleasant disposition and attitude. I have not been in front of her on criminal matters enough yet to rate on the various topics. However, these days, almost the only thing I am looking for is a reasonable temperament and respectful judge. Judge Salkin is bright and cordial...enough said.