A Sacramento native, George Paras was born May 15, 1924. He began his academic career at Sacramento Junior College, completed his AB at University of California Berkeley, and obtained his LLB from Stanford University in 1950; he was admitted to the California Bar in 1950. He served in the US Army during W.W.II (1943-1946), and the Korean War (1950-52). Paras began his legal career in private practice in San Mateo California, but, in 1953, returned to Sacramento, where he remained in private practice until he was appointed Judge, Superior Court, Sacramento County, in December 1969. Paras left Superior Court in June 1974 to accept an appointment to the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. He retired from the bench in August 1981, but remained active in the legal community, in private practice, and as a private judge. Justice Paras died April 16, 2005 of pulmonary fibrosis.