Governor Brown Appoints Sonia Cortés to Yolo County Superior Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Sonia Cortés to a judgeship in the Yolo County Superior Court.

Cortés, 43, of Woodland, has been a senior deputy county counsel at the Yolo County Counsel’s Office since 2007, where she has served as a deputy county counsel since 2002. She was managing attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay in 2002 and coordinating immigration attorney at La Raza Centro Legal from 2001 to 2002, where she was also an immigration attorney from 2000 to 2001. Cortés was an attorney at Legal Aid of the North Bay from 1997 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on January 15, 2015. Cortés is the first Latino judge ever appointed to the Yolo County Superior Court. Cortés is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $184,610.