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California Governor names India-born attorney as superior court judge

New York, May 25 (IANS) An Indian-American attorney is among 27 new superior court judge appointees announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Sweena Pannu, a Democrat, who will serve as a Judge in the Stanislaus County Superior Court, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas D. Zeff.

The compensation for each of these 27 positions is $231,174, according to a press release from the Governor’s office.

Pannu has served as a Deputy County Counsel in the Stanislaus County Counsel’s Office since 2020.

From 2006-2020, she served as a Deputy Public Defender at the Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office.

She was an attorney at ML SARIN from 1996 to 2004, and earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Aberdeen School of Law after graduating from Punjab University.