Judge Jessica Delgado was appointed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court by Governor Gavin Newsom in March of 2021. She graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Politics and earned her Juris Doctor from University of California at Berkeley. Prior to appointment, Delgado served the community as a public defender for more than twenty years. A proud member of both the Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities, Delgado serves on the Santa Clara County Superior Court’s Executive, Community Outreach, Equality and Social Justice, and Collaborative Court committees. Judge Delgado is also a member of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges, California Judges Association (CJA) LGBT Judicial Officers of California and the California Latino Judges Association. She sits on the CJA Elimination of Bias Task Force and the Judicial Diversity Summit Working Group.
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