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Meet the Newly Appointed Sutter County Superior Court Judges

November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from noon – 1:00 p.m., to meet the newly appointed Sutter County Superior Court Judges, John Hinely and Jesse Santana.

John Hinely, of Colusa County, has served as a Commissioner for the Superior Courts of Colusa, Glenn, Plumas and Tehama Counties since 2022. He was an Adjunct Professor at Cal Northern School of Law from 2021 to 2023 and an Attorney at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2020 to 2022. He served as a Judge Pro Tem at the Colusa County Superior Court from 2019 to 2022 and was a Sole Practitioner from 2008 to 2020. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Cal Northern School of Law.

Jesse Santana, of Sutter County, has been a Partner at Santana and Smith Law Firm, P.C. since 2014. He was a Sole Practitioner from 2011 to 2014 and a Partner at the Law Offices of Beauchamp & Santana from 1995 to 2011. He was an Associate at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May from 1988 to 1995 and served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 1994. He earned a Master of Laws degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

If you would like to submit questions for the new judges in advance of the meeting, please email them to [email protected].

This presentation will qualify for 0.5 hours of MCLE. The cost is $20.00 for members who have paid their 2023 dues and $25.00 for everyone else, payable by cash or check to YSBA.

Please RSVP by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, to Melissa Poulos, [email protected], (530) 822-3368.

YSBA Newsletter November 2023


November 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Melissa Poulos


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1669 Colusa Highway
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