Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed two nominations to the California Courts of Appeal in Sacramento and Ventura.
The nominees were confirmed by unanimous vote of the three-member commission, which includes Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye (Chair); Attorney General Rob Bonta; and either Acting Presiding Justice Ronald Robie (for the Third District hearing) or Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert (for the Second District hearing).
The nominees confirmed during the virtual public hearing were:
Judge Stacy E. Boulware Eurie, as associate justice of the Third Appellate District (Sacramento)
Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano, as associate justice of the Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura).
Judge Stacy E. Boulware Eurie fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice William J. Murray. She has served as a judge at the Sacramento County Superior Court since 2007 and was presiding judge of the Juvenile Court there from 2010 to 2018. Judge Boulware Eurie served in several roles at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2000 to 2007, including senior assistant attorney general and deputy attorney general. She was an associate at Rothschild, Wishek & Sands LLP from 1996 to 2000. Judge Boulware Eurie earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.
Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Martin J. Tangeman. He has served as a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge since 2017, where he was the supervising criminal judge from December 2020 to September 2021. Judge Baltodano was a founding partner and senior litigation partner at Baltodano & Baltodano LLP from 2011 to 2017. He worked as senior associate at Sanchez & Amador LLP (2010 to 2011), Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP (2010), and Robins Kaplan LLP (2006 to 2009). He worked as an associate at SR Holguin PC (2005 to 2006), Employee Law Group (2004 to 2005), and Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP (2003 to 2004). Judge Baltodano earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.