A California Courts news release by Merrill Balassone reports the Supreme Court’s capital central staff has a new director — Tami Fisher. Fisher has been on the staff for almost ten years and previously served as a staff attorney for Justices Goodwin Liu and Carlos Moreno. She was also an employment lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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Fisher replaces Steven Rosenberg, who is retiring after nine years in the post and seven years before that as a senior attorney on the staff.

Elizabeth D’Orazio, a current staff member, is the new assistant director. She is a court veteran of over 30 years, including attorney positions in the chambers of Justices Carol Corrigan, Armand Arabian, and Janice Rogers Brown.

The news release says, “The Capital Central Staff assists the justices in the adjudication of death penalty matters, preparing memos and draft opinions addressing capital appeals, and memos concerning related motions.”

The court also has separate civil and criminal central staffs.

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