Girls in Justice

Roger Chan

Judge, San Francisco Superior Court

Judge Roger Chan was appointed to the San Francisco Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. He has been assigned to the Unified Family Court since August 2017 where he presides over family, dependency, and juvenile justice trials, as well as the juvenile justice collaborative courts. He is a member of the court’s Executive Committee and previously served as the Supervising Judge of the Traffic and Infractions Division. Judge Chan is a member of the California Judges Association, CJA’s Juvenile Court Judges of California Executive Committee (Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Judicial Council Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Chan represented children and youth in San Francisco and Alameda counties for 18 years, including co-founding and serving as Executive Director of East Bay Children’s Law Offices in Oakland. Judge Chan has co-sponsored several bills into laws that improve how the juvenile court serves youth. He is a proud alumnus of UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law. Judge Chan is honored to be the first openly LGBT Asian-American appointed to the San Francisco Superior Court.


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