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California State Court of AppealCandidate for Justice, District 4, Division 2

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Michael J. Raphael

Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal, District 4, Division 2, 2018-present: VOTER APPROVAL NEEDED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • [In retention elections, justices do not run against opposing candidates.]
  • [If a justice receives more “yes” votes than "no" votes, the justice will remain in his or her position for another term.]
  • [If not, the justice will complete the current term and then a new justice will be appointed by the Governor.]



Profession:Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal
Adjunct Professor, USC Gould School of Law (not availa–not availa)
Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court — Appointed position (2012–2018)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office of the Central District of CA — Appointed position (1999–2012)
Investigative Counsel for U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, Government Reform Committee (Washington, D.C.) — Appointed position (1997–1999)
Associate, Sidley Austin, LLP (1994–1997)
Law Clerk for the Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1993–1994)


Yale Law School J.D., law (1993)
Rice University B.A., (field of study not available) (1990)

Community Activities

Appointee to Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee, California Judicial Council (2021–current)
Appointee to Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, California Judicial Council (2019–current)
Faculty for New Justices Orientation, California Judicial Council (2022–2022)

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