Carin Fujisaki has been appointed as the principal attorney to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.  The position is a prestigious one, primarily assisting the Chief Justice with her role as leader of California’s judicial branch, one of the Chief Justice’s two more-than-full-time jobs.  Fujisaki said she looks forward to providing the Chief Justice with counsel “on administrative and policy issues, and to serv[ing] as the Supreme Court’s liaison to bodies such as the State Bar of California, the State Bar Court, and the Commission on Judicial Performance.”

Fujisaki has worked at the Supreme Court for 25 years, including more than 20 years as one of now-retired Justice Marvin Baxter’s staff attorneys.  She replaces Beth Jay, who retired over two years ago, but later returned to serve on a part-time basis.