The Honorable Marla J. Miller

2nd District Court of Appeal, Department -

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Biography

The Hon. Marla J. Miller is an Associate Justice in the Court of Appeal of California. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in November 2014 and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 10, 2014.

Prior to joining the Court of Appeal, in 2005, Justice Miller was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Superior Court of San Francisco where she presided over criminal and civil jury and bench trials, preliminary hearings, and the law and motion department.

Justice Miller graduated cum laude upon earning her J.D. in 1980 and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Justice Miller is a member of the Judicial Council’s Civil Jury Instructions Advisory Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions. Also, she previously served on the Judicial Council Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, and the executive committee of the San Francisco Superior Court.

Outside the courtroom, Justice Miller is also active in the community and civic affairs. She was president of the San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance and the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, a member of the board of directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California Committee on Women in the Law, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

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