January 25, 2011

New Chief Justice retains staff attorneys

Laura Ernde reports in today’s Daily Journal [subscription required] that new Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye “kept six of the eight staff attorneys who were working for Ronald M. George when he retired at the end of last year,” including “the three top staffers, Chief Supervising Attorney Jake Dear, Principal Attorney Beth Jay and Supervising Attorney Alice Collins.” (Dear recently wrote an interesting article about his interactions with George that gave insight into some of the court’s inner workings.)

Ernde notes that the Chief Justice has eight staff attorneys, that the associate justices have five each, and that there are 47 (!) attorneys on the court’s central staff, “which mostly helps the justices decide which cases to review.”

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