Prosecutor joins county court

Judges pick Deputy DA Kurt Worley as new commissioner

Judges of Butte County Superior Court have selected Butte County Deputy District Attorney Kurt Worley to serve as court commissioner effective Monday (March 2).

He replaces Commissioner Leonard Goldkind, who retires in April. One of the court’s two commissioners, Worley initially will preside over matters related to child support, traffic, family law, unlawful detainer and civil harassment, among other assignments.

Worley (pictured) has spent all but the first four months of his career as a Butte County prosecutor—joining the DA’s office in March 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and legal degree from the UC Hastings College of Law.