In addition to Bird Reynoso and Grodin were also voted off the seven-justice California state supreme court bench. In addition to arguing cases before the state's highest court the Courts of Appeal and in federal court Bird also taught at Stanford Law School from 1972 through 1974. The California Public Defender's Association establiRose Birdd an award in her honor as did the California Women Lawyers.
Rose Elizabeth Bird (November 2 1936 – December 4 1999) served for 10 years as the 25th Chief Justice of California. She was the first female Justice and first female Chief Justice on that court appointed by then Governor Jerry Brown.