JUDGE ANGELA BRADSTREET San Francisco Superior Court Former Labor Commissioner for the State of California and Trailblazer for Equality Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Angela Bradstreet, the state's Labor Commissioner to the San Francisco Superior Court in September 2010. Judge Bradstreet obtained the equivalent of a J.D. in England , but left the UK after her mother threatened to commit suicide if Angela "came-out" of the closet. She came to the U.S. at the age of 24 with only a backpack and $1,000 in cash. Judge Bradstreet served as California 's Labor Commissioner for three years, where she managed a staff of 400 in the state's fight against the illegitimate working conditions. Prior to that, she worked in private practice for 25-years and served as the Managing Partner at Carroll, Burdick and McDonough LLP. Judge Bradstreet has received numerous professional distinctions, including the California State Bar Diversity Award for her leadership in advancing a local resolution stating that membership by Judges in organizations that exclude gays and lesbians is inappropriate. This remarkable resolution was the first of its kind in the nation, and was adopted unanimously by the San Francisco Superior Court bench. When she was elected President of the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2001, Judge Bradstreet took the resolution statewide. Her efforts culminated in the California Supreme Court amending the "Commentary to the Judicial Cannons of Ethics" to include disclosure requirements of membership in organizations that exclude gays and lesbians in appropriate cases. Judge Bradstreet is also the recipient of both the American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Jurisprudence Award for her leadership in helping to eradicate the "glass ceiling" for women in the legal profession.