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Friday, December 2, 2005


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Governor Names Three to Superior Court Judgeships


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named a prosecutor, a deputy county counsel, and a court commissioner to fill judicial vacancies in three counties.

Named to the Superior Court in Nevada County was Deputy County Counsel Julie A. McManus. McManus joined the county in 2001 after 15 years as a deputy district attorney in Amador, Calaveras and Nevada counties.

She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and McGeorge School of Law, and also earned a master of laws in international tax and business at McGeorge and Salzburg University in Austria.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Darlington.

Named to the Alameda Superior Court was Deputy District Attorney Morris D. Jacobson. He joined the District Attorney’s Office in 1989, a year after beginning his career as a deputy attorney general in San Francisco.

He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Hastings College of the Law, and succeeds Judge Horace Wheatley, who retired.

The governor also appointed San Luis Obispo Superior Court Commissioner Ginger E. Garrett to a judgeship on that court. She has been a commissioner, hearing family law cases, since 2002 and specialized in family and juvenile law while operating a solo practice in San Luis Obispo from 1993 to 2002.

Garrett holds undergraduate, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Alabama. She practiced in Alabama from 1978 to 1993, during which time she was at various times staff attorney for Alabama Legal Aid, managing attorney for the Legal Services Corporation of Tuscaloosa, director of the Tuscaloosa Legal Aid Society, and staff attorney for the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, in addition to maintaining a private practice.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Christopher G. Money. 

McManus is a Republican, Jacobson and Garrett are Democrats.


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