Kristine Eisler has been selected by San Bernardino’s judges to take on the new full-time position at the Needles Courthouse.
Eisler has worked as a prosecutor since 2020. Prior to her appointment was assigned to the Blythe office. She has also defended clients: she was a contracted felony public defender in Inyo County from 2014 to 2020. Eisler graduated from the University of LaVerne College of Law in 2009.
“Reopening the Needles Courthouse with the installation of a judicial officer to preside full time is the culmination of the great teamwork of all the justice partners and the Needles community,” Presiding Judge R. Glenn Yabuno said in a press release.
The selection completes the process to reopen the Needles Courthouse since service was reduced in 2009 due to the recession. In January, the court restored a full-time clerk’s office staff, upping service from one day a week to five. In March, the court allowed all litigants to appear in person with a remote presiding judge.
A ceremony to swear Eisner in will be held at the Needles Courthouse at 9 a.m., Oct. 17.[/wlm_private]