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resolution matters, with an emphasis on complex accounting and business transactions.

A past president of the California Judges Association, he served on the superior and municipal courts in Los Angeles from 1975-1981, before being elevated to the appellate bench.

Lui began his career as a certified public accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in 1964, and received his law degree five years later.

All his degrees, including an MBA, are from UCLA.

Lui has experience as a special master in state and federal court in complex cases involving accounting, financial and tax questions.

Gov. Wilson has called on him to mediate difficult public agency labor controversies, including twice serving on boards of inquiry into transit strikes in southern California. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors tapped him to temporarily manage the county Department of Children's Services for five months in 1990.

Lui served on the Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession and the State Bar, was appointed by Wilson in 1991 to the Governor's Independent Panel on Redistricting, and last fall was on the Republican Party's special commission on appellate judicial elections.

Lui's lengthy list of professional and community activities includes teaching at the University of Southern California and the Loyola School of Law as an adjunct professor, co-authoring the California Judicial Retirement Handbook, and serving on a large number of committees and boards of directors.

The Supreme Court order setting out Lui's responsibilities as special master requires him "to supervise and oversee the collection, disbursement, and allocation of fees" generated by the special assessment, and to "ensure that funds collected . . . are used exclusively for the purpose of maintaining and operating an attorney disciplinary system."

The special master was ordered to report to the court at least quarterly on the status of the collection and disbursement of the funds.