The Hon. Julie G. Yap is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Gavin Newsom on April 28, 2020, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Robert M. Twiss.
Yap earned a B.A. from Fordham University in 2002. Then, in 2005, she completed a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law.
After graduating from law school, Yap began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Frank C. Damrell, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She served in that capacity until 2011, at which time she became a United States Supreme Court fellow in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
Yap entered into private practice in 2012. She started as an associate at Seyfarth Shaw, rising through the ranks to become a partner in 2016. Three years later, she left the firm and joined the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, where she served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit.
She is registered as a Democrat.
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