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


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:

*[Justice Ming W. Chin retired effective August 31, 2020. Justice Martin J. Jenkins took his oath of office on December 4, 2020] 

**[Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar left the bench effective October 31, 2021]

[Justice Patricia Guerrero was sworn into office on March 28, 2022]

 

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 >>
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 >>
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. More >>
The Honorable Joshua P. Groban was appointed to the California Supreme Court in November 2018, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 21, 2018, and sworn in by the Governor on January 3, 2019. More >>
The Honorable Martin J. Jenkins was appointed to the California Supreme Court in October 2020, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on November 10, 2020, and sworn in by the Governor on December 4, 2020. More >>
The Honorable Patricia Guerrero was appointed to the California Supreme Court in February 2022, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on March 22, 2022, and sworn in by the Governor on March 28, 2022. More >>