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State Bar watchdog group criticizes agency's funding request

October 12, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A State Bar watchdog has urged the state Supreme Court to order the agency to resubmit its request for funding because the bar does not clearly justify the amount it says is needed to support its attorney discipline system.

LA Superior Court judges choose new leaders

October 12, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Los Angeles County judges have chosen Daniel J. Buckley as the presiding judge for next year, with Kevin C. Brazile picked as assistant presiding judge.

Opinion: Dissent rising at the state high court?

October 12, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The California Supreme Court has a somewhat unusual history with unanimity and dissent. Opinions which would be labeled as special concurrences or "concurring in the judgment only" in other appellate courts are often called partial dissents at the California Supreme Court.

Judicial Profile: Lowell E. Richards

October 12, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Richards' adventurous career path brought him to the law later than the average bench officer, but he arrived with a breadth of experience and versatility that has made him an invaluable fixture of the Contra Costa County bench.
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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