Paul Turner

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Paul Turner
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Current Court Information:
California Second District Court of Appeal
Title:   Presiding justice
Position:   Division Five
Salary:  $207,463
Appointed by:   Gov. George Deukmejian
Active:   1990-2027
Past post:   Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Past term:   1985-1990
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Shawnee, OK
Undergraduate:   California State College, 1969
Law School:   University of California - Los Angeles, 1972
Military service:   Army National Guard
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  2nd District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  75.4%ApprovedA

Paul Turner is the presiding justice on the Second District, Division Five of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed by former Governor George Deukmejian and took his oath of office on August 28, 1990. He was previously retained by voters in 2002 and 2003.[1] He ran for retention most recently in 2014, winning a new term that expires on January 3, 2027.[2][3]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Turner was retained to the 2nd District Court of Appeal with 75.4% of the vote on November 4, 2014.[3][4]

Military service

Turner served in the Army National Guard.[5]


Paul Turner graduated with a B.A. in political science from California State College at Long Beach in 1969. He then graduated from the school of law at the University of California - Los Angeles in 1972.[5]


From 1973 to 1983, he worked as a private practice lawyer in Encino and Los Angeles. He was then appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. In 1985, he was appointed to the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. He has also served on the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety and, for a year, he worked as a law and motion civil judge.[5]

Awards and associations

  • Bernard Jefferson Award For Distinguished Service in Judicial Education, California Judges Association
  • Person of the Year Award, Metropolitan News Enterprise
  • Roger J. Traynor Appellate Justice of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Distinguished Alumnus, California State University at Long Beach[5]

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