Monday, July 15, 2013

DJ profile of Clerk McGuire

Today's DJ has an article by Emily Green, State Supreme Court's Clerk Has Long Ties to the Justices, about SCOC Clerk Frank McGuire who, thirteen years ago, served for three years as a staff attorney for "one of the court's most divisive justices" identified later in the article as Janice Rogers Brown. McGuire also identified 1st District Justice McGuiness as a mentor. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye is quoted as saying "Frank is famous for his after-hours, late-night stream-of-consciousness emails." The article also notes that five of 34 positions in the clerk's office remain unfilled.

Happy Anniversary! Click to see last June's press release.

Also reported in today's DJ and the Recorder is the Governor's appointment of nearly a dozen superior court judges. One in particular has a strong appellate background: Paul Herbert (appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court) worked as a research attorney in the Fifth District for Justices Brown and Wickson and for the First District's Justice Simons.