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Kathleen M. Banke

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Kathleen M. Banke
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Court Information:
California First District Court of Appeal
Title:   Associate justice
Position:   First Division
Salary:  $207,463
Appointed by:   Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Active:   2009-2027
Past post:   Judge, Alameda County Superior Court
Past term:   2006-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   California State University at Sacramento, 1974
Law School:   University of Colorado, 1979
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  First District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  78.8%ApprovedA

Kathleen M. Banke is a justice on the First District, Division One of the California Courts of Appeal. She was appointed in June of 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and was sworn-in the following July 30.[1][2][3] She ran for retention in 2014, winning a new term that expires on January 3, 2027.[4][5]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Banke was retained to the First District Court of Appeal with 78.8 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.[5]


Banke was retained to the court of appeals in 2010.[6]

See also: California judicial elections, 2010


Banke received her undergraduate degree from California State University at Sacramento in 1974 and her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1979.[7]


Banke spent her legal career practicing appellate law for over 20 years. In June 2006, she was appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court. Three years later, she was elevated to the California First District Court of Appeal.[2]

Awards and associations

  • Chair, Center for Judicial Education
  • Member, Kleps Award Committee
  • Inducted fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Ex officio member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers[2]

Notable cases

Regulation of Russian River water (2014)

A panel of appeals court judges gave the state water board power to regulate water use of Russian River.


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