Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Marsha G. Slough as associate justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two.
Slough, 57, of Redlands, has been presiding judge at the San Bernardino County Superior Court since 2012, where she has served as a judge since 2003. She was an associate at Welebir and McCune in 2003 and a partner at Raynes and Slough from 2002 to 2003, where she was an associate from 1999 to 2002. Slough was a partner at Foster, Driscoll and Reynolds from 1997 to 1998 and at Markman, Arczynski, Hanson, Curley and Slough from 1994 to 1997, where she was an associate from 1989 to 1994. She was an associate at MacLachlan, Burford and Arias from 1986 to 1989. Slough earned a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University.
Slough fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Betty A. Richli. This position requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Senior Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez. Slough will be the first openly gay justice in the history of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, if confirmed. She is a Democrat.
The compensation for this position is $211,330.