Attorney General Bill Lockyer Applauds Governor's Appointments to Sacramento Superior Court

Two Named to the Bench from Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, August 6, 2002
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(SACRAMENTO) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today praised Governor Gray Davis' appointment of two Department of Justice attorneys to the Sacramento Superior Court.

Pamela Smith-Steward has served as Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Law Division since 1999. As Chief Assistant, Pam directed the work of more than 500 employees responsible for providing legal advice and representation to state agencies and constitutional officers.

"For the past three years Ms. Smith-Steward has been an indispensable source of wisdom, sound advice and competence for me and other state government leaders, including the Governor. She not only possesses an acute legal intellect, but is also committed to public service and fair treatment. Her appointment means the loss of an outstanding legal manager in the Attorney General's office, but a great new jurist for the people of Sacramento County."

Troy Nunley has served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Law Division since 1999. A veteran prosecutor, Troy has handled dozens of criminal appellate cases and has also served as a member of the Attorney General's Hate Crimes Task Force.

"Troy is one of our most dedicated and skilled prosecutors. His tireless devotion to the law and for even-handed justice make him very well-suited for the bench. Troy is an extraordinary choice for the Sacramento Superior Court."

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