Wednesday, January 22, 2020
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Jackson is seen at her confirmation hearing in San Francisco yesterday after being approved as a justice of the First District Court of Appeal.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments yesterday confirmed the appointment of Teri L. Jackson, formerly a Superior Court judge, as a member of Div. Three of the First District Court of Appeal.
The commission was comprised of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the First District’s senior presiding justice, J. Anthony Klein.
Jackson was placed on the San Francisco Superior Court in 2002 by then-Gov. Gray Davis, becoming the first African-American woman appointed to that court.
She has served as an adjunct law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law since 2006 and at the University of San Francisco School of Law since 2004.
Before that, she was of counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 1997 to 2002 and served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1984-97.
Jackson was a deputy district attorney in San Mateo from 1981-84.
Her law degree is from Georgetown.
Jackson fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Martin J. Jenkins, who left his judicial post to become judicial appointments secretary for Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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