A new judicial mentoring program is expanding statewide, after the success of a pilot program led by San Francisco’s First District Court of Appeal to help recruit qualified and diverse future candidates to California’s appellate courts.
The program seeks to demystify the judicial appointment process by pairing lawyers and superior court judicial officers with a seasoned justice.
SAN DIEGO—Associate Justice Judith Haller of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, will retire on Oct. 31 after 28 years on the appellate bench.
Justice Haller was appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to the Court of Appeal in 1994. Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeal, she was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to the San Diego County Superior Court, where she served as a trial court judge for five years.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye today named First District Administrative Presiding Justice Jim Humes as chair of the Appellate Caseflow Workgroup to review Courts of Appeal workflow, polices, procedures, and case management processes to promote transparency, accountability, and efficiency in rendering timely judgments.