CJA Congratulates Luis Céspedes, The New Judicial Appointments Secretary
CJA congratulates Luis Céspedes on his appointment this week as Governor Gavin Newsom’s new Judicial Appointments Secretary.  

Secretary Céspedes has spent his personal and professional life championing causes that impact equal access to our justice system and equal justice for everyone, from his support for fellow farmworkers as a 15 year-old in the fields of Santa Maria where he first met Cesar Chavez, to his formation of the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association, to his founding of the Sacramento Unity Bar, Secretary Céspedes has been a pillar of the legal community throughout his forty-year legal career. Recognizing his long-standing and unwavering devotion to his community, his fellow lawyers named him the Sacramento Bar Association’s Distinguished Attorney of the Year in 2018.

CJA and all of its Sections and Affiliates look forward to working with Secretary Céspedes and Deputy Judicial Appointment Secretary Gonzalo Martinez, and, of course, Governor Newsom, on the ongoing and critically important effort to identify the most qualified judicial candidates who represent California’s rich diversity.
The California Judges Association is dedicated to promoting judicial excellence to achieve fair, impartial and equal justice for all through education, ethics, inclusivity, outreach and advocacy.