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The Honorable Sonia Cortés

Yolo County Superior Court, Department 1 (website)

Court Info

Yolo County Superior Court, Department 1 (website)

Criminal: (530) 406-6705

Biography

In 2015, the Hon. Sonia Cortés was appointed to a judgeship in Yolo County Superior Court. She's the first Latino to be a judge in that county.

The judge is a Democrat.

She was brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a child. Her family settled in Winters, California and later lived in public housing operated by Yolo County.

Education

J.D. from UC Berkeley

Bachelor's degree from UC Davis (Political science / Psychology)

Career

Senior deputy county at Yolo County Counsel’s Office in Yolo County, California (2007 to 2015)

Deputy county counsel at Yolo County Counsel’s Office in Yolo County, California (2002 to 2007)

Managing attorney at International Institute of the East Bay (2002 to 2002)

Immigration attorney at La Raza Centro Legal (2000 to 2002)

Attorney at Legal Aid of the North Bay (1997 to 1999)

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