The Commission on Judicial Appointments considers Governor Gavin Newsom's appointment of Judge Teri Jackson to the First District Court of Appeals.
Diane Bellas, chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, reviews their findings after an extensive vetting process.
After receiving the evaluation of Judge Jackson's candidacy, the COJA panel voted unanimously to approve the Governor's appointment.
Superior Court Judge Jackson makes it official, wearing her new Associate Justice robe
SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the following appointments by Governor Gavin Newsom:
Judge Teri L. Jackson, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three (San Francisco)
The appointment was approved by a unanimous vote in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 350 McAllister Street in San Francisco.
Judge Jackson was the first African-American woman ever appointed to the San Francisco County Superior Court when she was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis in 2002.
Judge Jackson has served as an adjunct law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law since 2006 and at the University of San Francisco School of Law since 2004. She was of counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 1997 to 2002 and served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1984 to 1997. She served as a deputy district attorney in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office from 1981 to 1984. Judge Jackson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Judge Jackson fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Martin J. Jenkins, who now serves as judicial appointments secretary for Gov. Newsom.