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The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts. 

The California Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of California and six Associate Justices, each appointed or nominated by the Governor.

The court conducts regular sessions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento; it may also hold special sessions elsewhere. In its most recent year, the California Supreme Court received nearly 8,000 filings and issued 85 written opinions.

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Supreme Court Names New Director of Civil Central Staff

Supreme Court Names New Director of Civil Central Staff

October 04, 2018 | News Release
San Francisco—The California Supreme Court has named Lisa Ferguson Walker as the new director of its 15-member Civil Central Staff, effective October 1, 2018. Walker replaces Emily Graham, the director for the past ten years, who recently retired after serving the court for 29 years. Walker is the first African American attorney to serve as a director for the California Supreme Court.
Supreme Court makes appointments to State Bar Board of Trustees

Supreme Court makes appointments to State Bar Board of Trustees

August 24, 2018 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced the reappointment of Attorney Jason P. Lee and the appointment of Deputy District Attorney Brandon N. Stallings to four-year terms on the State Bar Board of Trustees. The court also appointed Mr. Lee as chair and Attorney Alan Steinbrecher as vice chair of the Board of Trustees for one year terms.
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