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California State Court of AppealsCandidate for Justice, District 5

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Bruce Smith

Associate Justice, Cal Court of Appeal, 5th Dist.
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain highest standards for judicial integrity, independence and ethics.
  • Promote public confidence in the law.
  • Ensure equal access to justice.



Profession:Associate Justice, Cal Court of Appeal, 5th Dist.
Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, 5th District — Appointed position (2013–current)
Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno — Appointed position (2000–2013)
Partner, Stammer, McKnight, Barnum & Bailey (1993–2000)
Associate Attorney, Stammer, McKnight, Barnum & Bailey (1988–1993)
Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County District Attorney's Office (1983–1988)
Graduate Legal Assistant, Sacramento County District Attorney (1982–1983)


University of California, Hastings College of Law Juris Doctorate, Law (1981)
University of California at Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts, United States History (1978)

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