At this morning’s Judicial Council meeting, Council Chair Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero announced the Council has unanimously chosen Shelley Curran as its new Administrative Director. The Chief Justice made a point of noting that when Curran assumes her new position in January, she will be the first woman permanent Director and the first LGBTQ+ person in the leadership role.

The Administrative Director’s job description is in rule 10.80.

Merrill Balassone’s California Courts news release has details about Curran’s background, as well as statements of praise by the Chief Justice, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, and former Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata.