SAN DIEGO—Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell today announced the appointment of Marsha Amin as the new Managing Attorney of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One. She succeeds Managing Attorney Kimberly Stewart, who will be retiring in May.  Ms. Amin's appointment takes effect May 1.

“The Court of Appeal is fortunate to have a wealth of bright hard-working attorneys and Marsha’s skill as a writer, her ability to work well with other professionals at the court and her engagement in the legal community made her especially well qualified for this position,” said Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell.

Among her duties will be the planning and carrying out of professional programs and policies, overseeing court wide case management, supervising a group of central staff attorneys and judicial assistants, and performing specialized legal work.  She will work closely with the Justices of the court to assist them in meeting the needs of the court.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the court as managing attorney," said Ms. Amin.  "I will work hard to live up to the high standards set by Kimberly Stewart.  Fortunately, I will be surrounded by intelligent, creative, and talented people and look forward to working with them to accomplish the court's important mission and continue its proud legacy."

Ms. Amin received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law where she was editor in chief of the law review.  She received a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work as well as a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.   

Ms. Amin has been an attorney with the Court of Appeal since 2011.  She also works extensively with San Diego's Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop and the Court Innovations Grant program, developing an interactive self-help and learning center website for the Courts of Appeal.  She is actively involved in Bar activities including the California Lawyers Association's Committee on Appellate Courts, the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court, the Appellate Practice Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego.