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The Honorable Roger C. Chan

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 405 (website)

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 405 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (415) 551-3747

Court Reporter: +1 (415) 551-3745

Bailiff: +1 (415) 551-3749

Biography

The Hon. Roger C. Chan is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. He was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2016, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard A. Kramer.

Chan earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He then received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1998.

Chan began his legal career as a public defender, alternating back-and-forth between the Office of the Public Defender in Alameda County and the Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco County.

Chan co-founded the East Bay Children’s Law Offices in 2009. This is an organization that represents youth in child welfare, probate guardianship, and juvenile defense cases. Chan served as its executive director until his appointment to the bench.

Chan is registered as a Democrat.

He is the first-known LGBT person of color to serve on the Superior Court of San Francisco County. He is also the first Korean-American to be appointed to the Superior Court of San Francisco County

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1998)

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (Political Science)

Career

Executive Director at East Bay Children’s Law Offices in Alameda County, California (2009 to 2016)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco County, California (2003 to 2009)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in Alameda County, California (2000 to 2003)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco County, California (1999 to 2000)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in Alameda County, California (1999 to 1999)

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