Maxine M. Chesney

Personal

Birthday: 
1942
Birthplace: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Office of the District Attorney, San Francisco, California, 1968-1979; trial attorney, 1968-1969; senior trial attorney, 1969-1971; principal trial attorney, 1971-1976; head trial attorney, 1976; assistant chief deputy, 1976-1979
Judge, San Francisco [California] Municipal Court, 1979-1983
Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco (appointed and subsequently elected), 1983-1995

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 14, 1994; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Berkeley
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
Name of School - Second: 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law is a community of thinkers and doers exuberantly engaged in life. We are one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. At Berkeley Law, we are committed to absolute top-tier education and scholarship. And we are equally committed to using our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society. One of our distinguishing features is the extraordinary degree to which our students and faculty partner with people beyond the school: identifying challenges, creating alliances, solving problems, and sparking change.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1967

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
Court Name: 

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/10/1995
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/30/2009
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