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:   Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco
Past term:   1982-2002
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Stanford University, 1959
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1962
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  First District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

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] He is running for retention in 2014.[2]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Pollak is running for retention to the First District Court of Appeal. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[2]


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


From 1962 to 1963, Pollak served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, and to Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton. From 1963 to 1965, he worked with the United States Department of Justice in the Criminal Division as a special assistant to the assistant attorney general. Justice Pollak was in private practice with the firm Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Pollak as an associate attorney from 1965 to 1968 and as partner from 1968 to 1982.

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

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