Judicial Profile: Suzanne Bolanos

Judge ends year on the job with mixed reviews

, The Recorder

About a year after her appointment, some attorneys are calling San Francisco Superior Judge Suzanne Bolanos cordial, convivial, balanced and a quick learner. On the other hand, some interviewed think she favors prosecutors and some suggest her learning curve is particularly steep. As the first Hispanic woman on the San Francisco bench, Bolanos says Latino legal groups urged Gov. Davis to pick her. She also got recommendations from Edward Kennedy and Al Gore. "I had a lot of help getting here," she said.