Chief justice names San Francisco judge to state judicial council 

A San Francisco Superior Court judge and a Santa Clara County Superior Court executive have been appointed to the California Judicial Council, the governing body of the state court system.

The San Francisco-based council is the governing body of the California court system, the nation’s largest court system. It has 20 voting members and 11 nonvoting advisory members.

The appointments of San Francisco Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson and Santa Clara County Superior Court Executive Officer David Yamasaki were announced Wednesday by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

Jackson, who previously served as an advisory member, was given a three-year term as a voting member of the group.  

Jackson has been on the Superior Court bench since 2002 and before that worked in private practice and as a prosecutor in the San Francisco district attorney’s office.

Yamasaki was given a three-year term as a nonvoting advisory member.

The 20 voting members on the council include 14 judges appointed by the state’s chief justice; four lawyers appointed by the State Bar; and one member of each house of the state Legislature.

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