- Nora M. Manella has quietly retired as a presiding justice of the Court of Appeal for this district .... Manella confirmed that her last day on the bench was Jan. 31.
- In a judicial career spanning 28 years, Manella, 72, has served on both state and federal trial courts, as well as an appellate court jurist, and was chosen by both Republican and Democratic appointing authorities.
- Her service on the bench—which began in 1990 when Gov. George Deukmejian, now deceased, placed her on the Los Angeles Municipal Court—was interrupted for four years while she served as U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
[2/10/23 update: the DJ has Justice Nora Manella retires from 2nd District Court of Appeal --
Like many people, Manella said the pandemic and its aftermath prompted her to think about how she wanted to spend her time while she is healthy.]