In 2001, former Governor Gray Davis appointed Hon. Newton J. Lam as a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California.
Judge Lam is a fan of country and western music.
- J.D. from Hastings College of the Law
- Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley
- Commissioner at Superior Court of San Francisco in San Francisco, California
- Public Safety at Mayor Art Argnos
- Public defender at Public defender (from 1981)