Gov. Brown Appoints Judge Adrienne Grover to Court of Appeal
November 29, 2012
Monterey County Superior Court Judge Adrienne Grover is shedding her title as "judge" for "justice."
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he is appointing Grover as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, which handles cases for Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. She fills a vacancy created by retiring Associate Justice Wendy Clark Duffy.
Seven justices for the Sixth District decide more than 900 appeals annually.
Grover has served as a judge in Monterey County felony trials since 2002. She also serves as legal adviser to the County Grand Jury. Prior to her appointment as judge, she worked as an attorney for Monterey County Counsel for seven years.
The appointment requires confirmation by the state Commission on Judicial Appointments, which includes Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Senior Presiding Justice Conrad Lee Rushing.
Grover was not immediately reachable for comment Thursday morning.