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The Honorable Francis W. Barclay

Modoc County Superior Court, Department - (website)

Court Info

Modoc County Superior Court, Department - (website)

Court: (530) 233-6516


The Hon. Francis W. Barclay is the presiding judge for the Superior Court of Modoc County in California. He was appointed to the bench in August 2003.

When not donning the black robe inside the courtroom, Judge Barclay can be found being active with several civic and community groups such as the Rotary International, the Modoc County Law Library Board of Trustees, and the Northern California Senior Legal Services. He is also a member of the Juvenile Justice Commission, the California Judges Association and the State Rural Courts Education Committee.


J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law (1981)

Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Davis (1976)


Sole Practitioner at Private Practice (1987 to 2003)

City Attorney at City of Alturas (1995 to 2003)

City Attorney at City of Tulelake (1990 to 2003)

Associate at Bowling, Walter and Gawthrop in Sacramento, California (1986 to 1987)

Associate at Thornton, Taylor and Downs in San Francisco, California (1981 to 1986)

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