Hon. Judith L. Haller

Justice Haller was appointed by the Supreme Court as a CJEO member in 2013.  She began her judicial career in 1989 at the San Diego County Superior Court where she served on assignment as an independent calendar judge and as a member of the court’s executive committee.

Justice Haller was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, in 1994 and retired from that office in October 2022.  She has been active in judicial ethics as the chair and vice-chair of the California Judges Association ethics committee and has served four times as a special master in Commission on Judicial Performance proceedings.  She also served on the executive committee of the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System from 2014 to 2017.

Justice Haller received the Bernard E. Witkin, Esq., Award in 2003 from the Law Library Justice Foundation of San Diego County for civic leadership and excellence in teaching and adjudicating the law.  She received the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award in 2004 from the California Women Lawyers for excellence as a jurist, commitment to gender equity and the elimination of gender bias in the legal profession, and service as a role model and an inspiration to women lawyers.