Honorable Nahal Iravani-Sani
Judge Nahal Iravani-Sani is the first Iranian-American serving at the Santa Clara County Superior Court. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in November, 2017. Prior to her appointment to judgeship, Nahal had been a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California since 1995. She has prosecuted a variety of felonies through all phases of the criminal justice system, including Domestic Violence, Juvenile Wards, Narcotics, Consumer Fraud and Environmental Crimes. She is currently assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit where she prosecutes rape, child molestation, and human trafficking cases, and sex offenders for failing to register pursuant to Meagan’s Law.
Ms. Iravani-Sani earned her B.A. in 1990 from the University of California, Irvine in Social Ecology, with an emphasis in Criminology and Legal Studies. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1993.
Dedicated to education and mentorship, Ms. Iravani-Sani instructs Trial Advocacy at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University School of Law, as well as coaches the Mock Trial Team of a local high school.
Nahal Iravani-Sani currently sits on the board of advisors of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA). Additionally, She has served in leadership positions on nonprofit community and professional organizations, including the boards of Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
Honorable Saba Sheibani
Judge Saba Sheibani was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve in San Diego County Superior Court on March 9, 2018. Ms. Sheibani has been an assistant supervising attorney at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office since 2016, where she has served as a deputy public defender since 2004. She was a law clerk at the San Mateo Private Defender Program in 2004.
Sheibani earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge William S. Dato to the Court of Appeal.
Ms. Sheibani earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge William S. Dato to the Court of Appeal in February 2017.
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