SAN FRANCISCO—The California Supreme Court today announced the reappointment of Justice Ignazio J. Ruvolo, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco), and the new appointment of Judge Michael B. Harper of the Superior Court of Trinity County, as members of the Commission on Judicial Performance. Both terms begin March 1, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today announced, on behalf of the Supreme Court of California, the creation of a Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group to study the possibility of allowing foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations situated in California.
With an assist from the Chief Justice's initiative on civic learning, the California Department of Education has started rolling out a new history-social science framework that emphasizes civic education.
SACRAMENTO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today announced the creation of a California Immigration Information Resource Workgroup to address the concerns and confusion among many Californians about what immigration resources are available to support them.
SAN FRANCISCO—The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) invites public comment on a draft opinion discussing whether judicial officers may have an interest in a commercial enterprise that involves the sale or manufacture of medical or recreational marijuana.
At its public meeting on January 19, Judicial Council members heard a report that the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment can reduce misconduct and failure to appear rates for criminal defendants.
At its public meeting on January 19 in San Francisco, Judicial Council members will hear from Dr. Edward J. Latessa, a nationally recognized expert on the promising use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment.
SAN DIEGO—Three 30-minute public hearings have been scheduled by the Commission on Judicial Appointments for Thursday, February 9, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in San Diego, California, to consider three appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the California Courts of Appeal.