Thursday, January 13, 2011
Chief Justice Appoints Hull to Judicial Council
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye yesterday named Justice Harry E. Hull Jr. of the Third District Court of Appeal to the Judicial Council of California.
Hull was appointed to complete the term previously held by Cantil-Sakauye before her election to the Supreme Court, which ends in September, and a full three-year term ending in 2014, according to a release from the courtís policymaking body.
The justice began his judicial career in 1995 with an appointment by then-Gov. Pete Wilson to the Sacramento Superior Court. Wilson named him to the appellate court in 1997, and he was confirmed in February 1998.
Before joining the bench, Hull was assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of California from 1976 to 1979. He entered private practice in 1979 as an associate, then partner, with Sacramento law firm of McDonough, Holland & Allen. Hull served as chairman of the board from 1994 until 1995.
Hull was a captain in U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps from 1972 to 1976 and a circuit prosecutor from 1974 to 1976 after completing his undergraduate and legal education at the University of Illinois.
He has been a member of the Judicial Councilís Appellate Advisory Committee since 2008 currently chairs the Third Appellate Districtís Appellate Mediation Committee. Hull is also a former member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions and the Task Force on Jury Instructions, Civil Subcommittee.
The justice has served as Master of the Bench of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court since 1998 and was Master of the Bench of the Milton L. Schwartz American Inn of Court from 1995 to 1998.
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