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TODAY: Commission to Consider Appointment to Fourth Appellate District

If confirmed, Judge Truc T. Do would be the first Asian American woman justice to serve on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Dec 21, 2020

The hearing will be conducted virtually and broadcast live on the California Courts Newsroom. (Direct webcast link here)

Supplemental hearing materials available here


For the first time in its history, the Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a virtual public hearingat 10 a.m. on January 14to consider the following appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom:

Judge Truc T. Do, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One (San Diego).

The Commission members are:
•  Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye (Chair)
•  Attorney General Xavier Becerra
•  Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez, Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two

If confirmed, Judge Do would be the first Asian American woman justice to serve on the Fourth District Court of Appeal. 

The hearing will be conducted virtually and broadcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.

Truc T. Do was also the first Vietnamese American judge on the San Diego County Superior Court when she was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2018.

Before joining the bench, she was a partner at Jones Day (2014-2018) and at Munger, Tolles and Olson (2009-2014). Judge Do served as a deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (1999-2009) and was an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (1997-1999). She earned a law degree from Stanford Law School.

Judge Do fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Gilbert Nares.

Testimony and Comment

Persons who wish to testify or comment on the appointment must submit their information for receipt by the commission no later than 5 p.m. on January 7. Anyone wishing to testify before the commission must submit a request in writing and include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based.

Due to current health conditions, letters to the Commission should be submitted by email to coja@jud.ca.gov. Hard copies are not required.

If you would like to mail your request, you may also reach the commission at:

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

Guidelines for the Commission on Judicial Appointments are published in the appendix to the California Rules of Court and are posted on the California Courts website.

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