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Jan. 21: Commission to Consider Appointment to First Appellate District

The Commission on Judicial Appointments will consider the appointment of Judge Teri L. Jackson to the First Appellate District on Jan. 21.
Dec 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCOA public hearing has been scheduled by the Commission on Judicial Appointments for Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor, in San Francisco, to consider the following appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom:

Jackson Teri L.


Judge Teri L. Jackson
, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three (San Francisco)

Commission members:
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye (Chair)
Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline



Judge Teri L. 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.

The state Constitution specifies that a gubernatorial nomination or appointment to the Supreme Court or a Court of Appeal is effective when confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

The commission consists of the Chief Justice of California, the Attorney General of California, and the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal of the affected district or, if there are two or more Presiding Justices, the one who has presided longest or, for a nomination or appointment to the Supreme Court, the Presiding Justice who has presided the longest on any Court of Appeal.

Testimony and Comment
Anyone wishing to testify before the commission must state that request in writing and include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based. All requests must be received by the commission no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 13.

The commission’s address is:
Commission on Judicial Appointments
c/o Chief Justice of California
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Attention: Secretary to the Commission

The guidelines for the Commission on Judicial Appointments are published as an appendix to the California Rules of Court and are available on the California Courts website.