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Opinion: State needs to pay for foster kids’ attorneys

January 23, 2017 | Mercury News
In the coming years California will implement significant reforms to its child welfare system. Foster children will migrate from congregate care, relatives will become licensed as foster parents, and mandates will intensify to provide children with stable, healthy families.

GOP eyes new push to break up California court

January 22, 2017 | The Hill
Republican lawmakers are eyeing a new push to break up the California-based federal court of appeals, which is widely considered one of the most liberal courts in the country.

Judicial Profile: Kathleen Roberts

January 23, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) "I think when you start talking to them, looking at them as you talk to them, explaining their rights and making sure they understand it, that to me makes a huge difference and they seem to relax," Roberts said. "That's the biggest goal on a daily basis. "
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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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