Alameda judge sworn in

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday February 7, 2024
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Photo: Cynthia Laird
Photo: Cynthia Laird

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Bentrish Satarzadeh holds her daughter, Emma, after she was enrobed by her wife, Maggie Marano, right, and mother, Violet Satarzadeh, during her swearing in ceremony Friday, February 2, at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland. Satarzadeh, who was designated to a family court assignment, is believed to be the state's second Assyrian judicial officer. Assyrians are the Indigenous people from what are now the countries of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, explained Satarzadeh. Satarzadeh thanked her colleagues and Governor Gavin Newsom, who appointed her to the position.

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