Ventura County has a new Court Commissioner.
Michelle Castillo has been appointed by County Superior Court judges to fill a commissioner vacancy.
She’s been a Deputy Public Defender with the county since 2005, and before that was a Deputy Public Defender in Fresno County.
She will take over her new post on August 4th.
Castillo fills the vacancy created by the governor appointing Rocky Baio to a opening on the county’s Superior Court bench.
Commissioners handle a number of types of cases ranging from issues like family law to small claims.