Justices

2015 Supreme Court Group Photo
Left to right, standing: Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Justice Carol A. Corrigan, Justice Goodwin H. Liu, and Justice Leondra R. Kruger
Left to right, seated: Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, and Justice Ming W. Chin

The Supreme Court of California consists of the Chief Justice of California and six Associate Justices, each appointed or nominated by the Governor. To learn more about the history of the court and its policies and procedures, download the Supreme Court of California booklet

Current California Supreme Court Justices:

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th chief justice of the State of California. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011, and is the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice. More >>
Werdegar Thumbnail The Honorable Kathryn M. Werdegar was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Pete Wilson on May 3, 1994. In November 2002, she was re-elected to a new term of office which began on January 7, 2003. More >>
Chin Thumbnail The Honorable Ming W. Chin was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Pete Wilson on January 25, 1996. On March 1, he was confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and sworn in by the Governor. More >>
Justice Corrigan The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan was appointed to the California Supreme Court in December 2005; confirmed January 4, 2006. More >>
justice liu The Honorable Goodwin H. Liu was appointed to the California Supreme Court in August 2011. He was confirmed on August 31 and sworn in by the Governor on Sept. 1, 2011. More >>
Justice Mariano Florentino Cuellar The Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated to the California Supreme Court in July 2014, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on August 28, 2014, and retained by the electorate in the November 2014 general election. He was sworn in by the Governor on January 5, 2015. More >>
Profile of Justice Kruger The Honorable Leondra R. Kruger was appointed to the California Supreme Court in November 2014, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 22, 2014, and sworn in by the Governor on January 5, 2015.
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