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The Honorable Virginia L. Linder

The Honorable Virginia L. Linder joined the Supreme Court in January 2007.  Before joining the Supreme Court, she served on the Court of Appeals (1997 - 2007).  Before joining the Court of Appeals, she served in the Department of Justice as

  • Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division (1980 - 1983)
  • Attorney-in-Charge of the Education Section, General Counsel Division (1983 - 1984)
  • Assistant Solicitor General (1984 - 1986)
  • Solicitor General (1986 - 1997)

Born Cañon City, Colorado and raised in Carmichael, California, Judge Linder graduated from Del Campo High School (1971), Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University) (B.A. summa cum laude in Political Science 1975), and Willamette University College of Law (J.D. cum laude 1980). While in college and law school, Judge Linder served in student government, was a teaching assistant and research assistant, clerked for the Department of Justice Appellate Division, participated in regional and national mock trial competitions, and earned several academic awards.