India-born attorney among new superior court judge appointees in US

Sweena Pannu. Photo: IANS

New York: An Indian-American attorney named Sweena Pannu is among 27 new superior court judge appointees announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom. A Democrat, Pannu will serve as a Judge in the Stanislaus County Superior Court, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas D. Zeff.

The compensation for each of these 27 positions is $231,174, according to a press release from the Governor's office.

Pannu has served as a Deputy County Counsel in the Stanislaus County Counsel's Office since 2020. From 2006-2020, she served as a Deputy Public Defender at the Stanislaus County Public Defender's Office.

She was an attorney at ML SARIN from 1996 to 2004, and earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Aberdeen School of Law after graduating from Punjab University.

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