Edward Jessen ’69, the longest-serving Reporter of Decisions in the history of the California Supreme Court, has retired after 25 years of public service.
As Reporter of Decisions, Mr. Jessen has been responsible for supervising the preparation and publication of California appellate court opinions in the Official Reports. These days, the work now includes the publication of more than 12,000 opinions a year on the judicial branch’s website. Appointed by the court, the Reporter ensures the editorial integrity of all such opinions from filing through publication, and reviews the accuracy of the editorial information included In the advance sheets and bound volumes.
Before joining the Supreme Court, Mr. Jessen worked at Bancroft Whitney Company in San Francisco for more than 16 years, including most recent as a managing editor. He received a J.D. degree from Golden Gate University law School in 1972, and a B.A. degree from University of Santa Clara.