Carolyn Turchin is a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Turchin was appointed in 1991, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 1995 to 2000. Prior to her appointment, she was previously a civil litigation attorney and an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she served as Deputy Chief of Criminal Complaints and Deputy Chief of the Training Section. Before becoming a lawyer, she was a public school teacher for ten years, and also was a probation officer.
Judge Turchin's courtroom is located in the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from Loyola Law School. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Turchin, retired in May 2010.
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