Governor Brown Appoints Two to Alameda County Superior Court

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ursula Jones Dickson and Alison M. Tucher to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court.

Dickson, 45, of Oakland, has been a deputy district attorney at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office since 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Paul D. Seeman. Dickson is a Democrat.

Tucher, 51, of Berkeley, has been a partner at Morrison and Foerster since 2004, where she has been a litigator since 1998. She served as a deputy district attorney at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 1998 and was assistant director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s White House Security Review Team from 1994 to 1995. Tucher served as a law clerk for the Honorable David H. Souter at the U.S. Supreme Court and for the Honorable William A. Norris at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joseph R. Hurely. Tucher is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $181, 292.

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