Friday, May 12, 2017

1/4's Justice Rivera reappointed to CCAJ

Nearly every day the Governor appointments somebody to something. Here at SCAN we carefully scan these appointments announcements for appellate appointments (and superior court appointments of appellatey lawyers). Today we note the appointment (really, the reappointment) of a sitting justice to a state commission:
Maria Rivera, 67, of Lafayette, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Access to Justice, where she has served since 2013. Rivera has served as an associate justice at the First District Court of Appeal, Division Four since 2002. She served as a judge at the Contra Costa County Superior Court from 1997 to 2002, was a partner and counsel at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen from 1981 to 1996 and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1979 to 1981. Rivera served as a deputy district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1978 to 1979 and was an attorney at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 1974 to 1978. Rivera is a member of the California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions and the National Association of Women Judges. She served as co-chair of the California Judicial Council’s Joint Working Group for California's Language Access Plan from 2013 to 2015. Rivera earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rivera is registered without party preference.
Also perhaps of interest, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a 3-hour MCLE on Saturday, June 10 at UCLA School of Law titled An Insider's View: Navigating Arbitration and Common Appellate Pitfalls in Employment Cases, featuring 2/8's Justice Rubin.