Local attorney Kate Powell Segerstrom has been appointed to the Tuolumne County Superior Court as judge by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Segerstrom, 58, of Sonora, has been an attorney in private practice since 2000.
She held multiple positions at Steinheimer Riggio Haydel Mordaunt and Kelly from 1984 to 2000, including shareholder, associate and law clerk.
Segerstrom earned a Juris Doctor degree from University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University.
She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eric L. Du Temple. Segerstrom is a Democrat.
For more details, see Friday's edition of The Union Democrat.