Judge James Mize is the Supervising Judge of the Sacramento Superior Court Family Law Department. He is past president of the California Judges Association, the Sacramento County Bar and the Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court. Prior to the bench, Judge Mize was a Certified Family Law Specialist. He has taught over 100 family law courses and webinars for CEB, CJER and CJA and has authored over 100 columns and articles on family law. Judge Mize has received, among his many honors, the State Bar Family Law Section’s Judicial Officer of the Year award, the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Judicial Officer of the Year award, the Capital city Trial Lawyers Association Judicial Officer of the year award, the Bernard S. Jefferson Award for distinguished Service in Judicial Education, the Alba Witkin Humanitarian Award, and the Frances Newell Carr Award, Women Lawyers of Sacramento.