Stuart Pollak

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Stuart Pollak
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Current Court Information:
California First District Court of Appeal
Title:   Associate Justice
Position:   Third Division
Salary:  $ 207,463
Appointed by:   Gov. Gray Davis
Active:   1/2002-1/2015
Past post:   Superior Court of San Francisco Judge
Past term:   1982-2002
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Stanford University, 1959
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1962

Stuart R. Pollak is a justice on the First District, Third Division of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Davis on January 25, 2002. Pollak was retained by the voters on November 5, 2002, and his current term expires on January 5, 2015.[1][2]


Pollak received his A.B. from Stanford University in 1959 and his LL.B from Harvard Law School in 1962.[3]


From 1962-1963, Pollak served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, and to Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton. From 1963-1965, he worked with the United States Department of Justice in the Criminal Division as Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General. Justice Pollak was in private practice with the firm Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Pollak as an Associate Attorney from 1965-1968 and as Partner from 1968-1982.

Pollak's previous judicial experience includes a judgeship with the San Francisco Superior Court from 1982-2002. In 2002, he received his appointment to the Court of Appeals.[3]

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