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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Bidding Farewell

Open Ninth Episode 153 - Judge Bob LeBlanc

Fifteen years ago, Judge Bob LeBlanc joined the Ninth Circuit as a Circuit Judge in our Orange County Criminal Division. As time passed, he became both a friend and mentor to many here in the Orange County Courthouse. But after a decade and a half of service, Judge LeBlanc is ready to start his next adventure in retirement. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear him talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about how the courts changed during his time as a judge and what advice he has for our newer judges.


  • 00:14 – Introduction to Judge Bob LeBlanc
  • 04:45 – What he’ll miss
  • 08:02 – Memorable moments
  • 11:33 – Changes over the years
  • 14:08 – Future plans
  • 15:53 – Advice for new judges
Open Ninth
Episode 153

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 18:55



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc
Bob LeBlanc

Circuit Court Judge

Judge LeBlanc joined the Ninth Circuit in 2007 in the Orange County criminal division. After 15 years of service, he retires in July 2022.