SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — Gov. Gavin Newsom made two judicial appointments on Thursday, including one in Kern County.
Christie Canales Norris, 37, of Bakersfield, was appointed as a judge on the Kern County Superior Court. Norris earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and has served as a senior attorney at the Kern County Superior Court since 2018. She was a Sole Practitioner from 2013 to 2020 and served as a Deputy Public Defender at the Kern County Public Defender’s Office from 2011 to 2013.
Norris fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lorna H. Brumfield.
The other appointment was Charles J. Lee, 44, of Clovis, as a judge on the Fresno County Superior Court.