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California State Court of AppealCandidate for Justice, District 4, Division 3

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Eileen C. Moore

Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal, District 4, Division 3, 2000-present: VOTER APPROVAL NEEDED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE
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Profession:Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal
Associate Justice, CA Court of Appeal, District 4, Division 3 — Elected position (2000–current)
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange — Elected position (1989–2000)
Associate, Law Offices of Herbert Hafif (Claremont, Newport Beach) (1978–1989)
Registered Nurse, Various, including U.S. Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army (in Vietnam) (1965–1972)


University of Virginia Master of Laws in the Judicial Process, law (2004)
Pepperdine University School of Law J.D., law (1978)
U.C. Irvine B.A., history (1975)

Community Activities

Member, Vietnam Veterans of America (1996–current)
Chair, Judicial Council's Veterans and Military Families Subcommittee (2008–current)
Member, Council on Criminal Justice (2022–current)
One of 15 National Members, Veterans Justice Commission (2022–current)
Chair, Orange County Family Violence Council (1996–2000)


Official biography from the CA Courts of Appeal website:

Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore graduated cum laude from University of California Irvine in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and she received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978. In May 2004, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process. Justice Moore was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978 and to the United States District Court, Central District of California, in 1984.

Justice Moore was appointed to the Superior Court of California, County of Orange in 1989 by Governor George Deukmejian and to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three in 2000 by Governor Gray Davis.

She has lectured extensively at education programs for lawyers and judges, and, in 1990, she was a lecturer of business law at the University of California Irvine, Graduate School of Management. Justice Moore is a current author for Bancroft Whitney's California Civil Practice series, and she has published numerous articles on a variety of legal issues.

In 1992 Justice Moore was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by University of California Irvine, in 1993 as Alumnus of the Year by Pepperdine University School of Law, in 1993 as Trial Judge of the Year by Orange County Women Lawyers, in 1999 by the Orange County chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates with its annual Judicial Civility Award, and in 2000 as Trial Judge of the Year by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

From 1996 to 2000 Justice Moore chaired the Orange County Family Violence Council, leading the community in its response to domestic violence. For her efforts in this area, Justice Moore was twice honored by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Justice Moore spent her nonjudicial legal career in private practice in Newport Beach. From 1965 until 1972 she practiced as a registered nurse, including service as a combat nurse in Vietnam. She is a member of Vietnam Veterans of America.

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