Friday, February 24, 2006
New First District Court of Appeal Justice Confirmed
By a MetNews Staff Writer
James Richman, who had been an Alameda Superior Court Judge, was confirmed and sworn in yesterday as the newest justice of the First District Court of Appeal.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments, meeting in San Francisco, unanimously approved the governorís nomination of Richman, 64, to succeed Justice Ignacio Ruvolo in Div. Two. Ruvolo was recently elevated to presiding justice of Div. Four.
Richman, 64, had served as a judge in the Alameda court since 1996. He was previously an attorney practicing civil litigation for the law firm Cooley Godward from 1967 to 1996.
†Richman was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 1999 to 2000 and an adjunct professor from 1972 to 1996. He was also an assistant professor of law at Gonzaga University School of Law from 1966 to 1967 and a law clerk for then-Presiding Justice Raymond Sullivan of the Court of Appeal from 1965 to 1966.
Sullivan later served as a California Supreme Court justice.
Richman earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of San Francisco. He is a Republican.
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