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Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

Applicant Patricia Guerrero is asking you to hire her for the role of chief justice of the California Supreme Court, which pays $288,100 per year. Her resume:

Patricia Guerrero

Associate justice of the California Supreme Court

Professional Profile

Patricia Guererro, appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Supreme Court earlier this year, is a daughter of immigrants and the first Latina on California’s high court. Now, she’s asking voters to add the first Latina chief justice to her long list of accomplishments. A native of the Imperial Valley, Guerrero worked to help pay her way through the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford Law School. She was a federal prosecutor and a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, before serving four years as a local court judge in San Diego County. In 2017, then-Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to a state appeals court.

Guererro’s time on the bench is not marked with any sweeping opinions or rulings, according to a recent analysis by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Experience

Associate justice, California Supreme Court

March 2022-present

Associate justice, California Court of Appeal

2017-2022

Judge, San Diego Superior Court

2013–2017

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

2006–2013

Latham & Watkins

2003–2006, 1997–2002

Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California

2002–2003

Fun Fact

Guerrero once was so dedicated to her job that she finished a criminal hearing brief while in labor and en route to the hospital.

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