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Nora Manella

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Nora Manella
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Current Court Information:
California Second District Court of Appeal
Title:   Presiding justice
Position:   Division Four
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Active:   2006-2027
Past post:   Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Past term:   1998-2006
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Wellesley College, 1972
Law School:   University of Southern California, 1975
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  2nd District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Nora Margaret Manella is a justice on the Second District, Division Four, of the California Courts of Appeal. She was appointed to this position by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and took office on May 22, 2006.[1] She ran for retention in 2014, winning a new term that expires on January 3, 2027.[2][3]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Manella ran for retention to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.[3]


Nora Manella received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in 1972 and her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1975.[4][5]


Manella started as a civil practitioner for O'Melveny & Myers. In 1982, she became a federal prosecutor. Governor Deukmejian appointed her to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1990 and Governor Wilson appointed her to the Superior Court in 1992. From 1994 to 1998, she worked as the United States attorney for the Central District of California.[4][5]

Manella was a judge on the federal United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her commission on October 22, 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton to fill a seat vacated by Mariana Pfaelzer. Her service terminated on May 21, 2006, due to her resignation.[6]

Awards and associations

  • 2014: Career Achievement Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
  • 2000: Federal Judge of the Year, Century City Bar Association - Criminal Section
  • 2000: Wellesley College Alumna Achievement Award
  • 1995: Ernestine Stahlhut Award, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in the United States, National Law Journal
  • 100 Most Powerful Lawyers in California, Daily Journal[4]

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