Family law Nevada County California
CANDACE S. HEIDELBERGER
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2007 – present
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2010 - 2012
Presiding Judge, 2013 - 2015
Presiding Juvenile Judge, 2013 - present
Adult Drug Court, 2014 - present
Proposition 36 Court, 2008 - 2014
Trustee, Nevada County Law Library, 2008-present
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, JD, May 1994 - Class Valedictorian
1994-1997: Private practice, handling a wide variety of cases, including family, civil and criminal law; probate, guardianship and conservatorship matters; and juvenile delinquency and dependency cases. Served as an arbitrator under appointment by the Nevada County Superior Court.
1997-2002: Deputy public defender, Placer County Public Defender’s Office, assigned to juvenile dependency cases.
2002-2007: Private practice, representing indigent parents and children in juvenile dependency proceedings in Placer County pursuant to a contract with the Placer County Courts (2002-2007); and representing indigent parents in juvenile dependency proceedings in Nevada County first under the supervision of the Nevada County Public Defender’s Office pursuant to a memorandum of understanding (2002-2004), and then pursuant to a contract with the Nevada County Courts (2004-2007).
1996-2007: Served as a panel attorney for the Central California Appellate Program, appointed to represent indigent parties in their appeals.
Judge Heidelberger has resided in Nevada County since 1976.
LINDA J. SLOVEN
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2012 – present
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2016 - present
Golden Gate University School of Law, JD 1979.
University of California, Berkeley, BA - English, 1975.
1980 - 1981: Staff attorney at Toward Utility Rate Normalization in San Francisco, CA, representing the interests of utility consumers at the California Public Utilities Commission.
1981 - 1988: Associate attorney at Kazan, McClain in Oakland, CA representing plaintiffs in asbestos and medical malpractice cases.
1989 - 1993: Associate attorney at Saperstein, Seligman in Oakland, CA representing claimants in discrimination class action cases.
Judge Sloven has resided in Nevada City since 2000.
B. SCOTT THOMSEN
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, December 2010-present
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2013 - 2015
Presiding Judge, 2016 - present
Commissioner, Superior Court of California, Nevada and Sierra Counties, November 2005-2010
Juvenile Hearing Officer for the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, 2000 to May 2005
Judge Thomsen received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business administration from Menlo College.
Judge Thomsen began his legal career handling insurance defense litigation. From 1990 to 1996, he was a general practitioner and handled a wide variety of civil litigation. In 1996 he became certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. From 1996 to his appointment as Commissioner, he handled family law, dependency, delinquency and criminal defense matters.
As Commissioner, Judge Thomsen was assigned to handle the Family Law Title IV-D calendar for Sierra and Nevada Counties, Family Law matters assigned to Department 5 (Nevada City Branch) and Department B (Truckee Branch), Adult and Juvenile Traffic calendar (Truckee Branch), Civil Settlement Conferences (Truckee Branch), small claims appeals and other civil and criminal cases as assigned.
Judge Thomsen is currently assigned to Department 3, primarily handling family law, probate guardianship, domestic violence and juvenile dependency cases.
Faculty, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 CJER Family Law Overview Course
Faculty, 2011 - 2015 Domestic Violence + Self Represented Litigants Conference
Faculty, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 AB1058 Statewide Child Support Conference
Faculty, 2008 & 2009 judicial ethics elective training for Commissioners, 2012 Elective Ethics
Faculty, 2009, 2015 Family Law Institute
Faculty, training Commissioners & Judges on use of the Guideline Child Support Calculator 2008/2009
Faculty, 2009 Family Dispute Resolution Statewide Educational Institute
Faculty, Nevada County Family Law Department Annual Update, 2001, 2002, 2006 - 2010
Faculty, Nevada County Dependency Law Update, 2003
Faculty, 2011 Granlibakken Conference
Member, Elkins Task Force & Faculty for Implementing Elkins in Family Court
Trustee, Nevada County Law Library 2010 to present
California Judges Association 2006 to present
Faculty, 2014 Nevada County Bar Association, Collateral Consequences to Convictions in Dependency
Member, Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, 2015 - present
Liason, Family and Juvenile Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, 2015 - present
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, 2015 - present
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1989
Dartmouth College, B.A. 1985
1989-1990: Law Clerk to the Hon. J. Lawrence Irving, United States District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego), assisting the Court with adjudication of civil and criminal cases.
1990-1994: Associate and Senior Associate Attorney at Irell & Manella (Orange County), with a general business litigation practice and specializing in business litigation, environmental litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.
1995-2000: Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (Orange County), prosecuting federal criminal cases.
2000-2009: Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), prosecuting federal criminal cases and specializing in white-collar crime prosecutions.
2009-2014: Chief, White Collar Crimes Unit, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), prosecuting federal criminal cases and specializing in white-collar crime prosecutions, managing team of white-collar criminal prosecutors.
2007-2014: Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court of California, Nevada, Placer and Sacramento Counties.
Judge Tice-Raskin is currently assigned to Department 2, adjudicating criminal cases
Court Commissioner - Superior Court of California, Nevada & Sierra Counties – January of 2017 to present
Current Assignment - Dept. 5 Nevada City Branch, Dept. B Truckee Branch, Dept 1 Sierra County
John Marshall Law School, J.D. 2003
Arizona State University, B.A. 1999
2004-2005: Attorney – Private Practice, practicing litigation in the areas of family law, real estate, and traffic matters.
2005-2013: Associate Attorney – The Law Offices of Brent P. Collinson, practicing litigation in the areas of family law, landlord/tenant, real estate, probate, and special districts. Practice further included the areas of estate planning and real estate transactions.