Elaine Lu was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2007. She presides over a civil general jurisdiction independent calendar court at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. As Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Power Lunch Subcommittee, Judge Lu helps organize Power Lunches to bring high school students, lawyers, judges, and court staff members together at courthouses throughout the county to discuss career choices and the legal system. Judge Lu also presides over the Pasadena Teen Court program through which selected juvenile offenders are questioned, judged, and sentenced by a jury of Pasadena High School students. Judge Lu has also designed and taught seminars for fellow bench officers on different topics in civil and criminal law. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Lu served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California for ten years.