Papers pertaining to Justice Moreno's professional career, including notes, correspondence and two binders that have memos,
correspondence and newspaper articles that span Justice Moreno's career. Also included are six VHS cassettes, paper copies
of e-mails, and a complete set of speeches archived on one CD.
Carlos R. Moreno was admitted to the California Bar in 1975 and began practicing law with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s
office in the same year. In 1979, Moreno left the City Attorney’s office for the private sector where he began practicing
at Kelly, Drye & Warren, and remained there until his appointment by California Governor George Deukmejian to the Municipal
Court of the Compton Judicial District in October 1986. Following his years of service on the municipal Court he was appointed
by California Governor Pete Wilson to the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in October 1993. On July 31, 1997, President
William Jefferson Clinton nominated Justice Moreno to a federal judgeship on the United States District Court for the Central
District of California and received confirmation by the Senate on February 3, 1998. Justice Moreno later resigned from his
lifetime appointment as a federal judge upon being nominated to the California Supreme Court by California Governor Gray Davis
in 2001. After serving ten years on the California Supreme Court, Justice Moreno submitted his resignation on January 6, 2011
intending to retire from his position as an Associate Justice effective February, 28, 2011. After his retirement from the
California Supreme Court he returned to private practice with the law firm of Irell & Manella, LLP.
3.5 Linear feet
(7 manuscript boxes)
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