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State Bar faces $4.5M funding reduction

November 28, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar says it faces about a $4.5 million funding reduction next year as a result of the state Supreme Court authorizing it to assess lawyers a smaller annual dues amount than the state Legislature has approved in recent years.

Young man convicted in 2014 murder wants new trial after Prop. 57 passes

November 26, 2016 | San Diego Union Tribune
Until recently, state law allowed prosecuting agencies in California — including the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office — to make those determinations in certain cases without taking the issue to a judge first. It’s a process known as “direct filing.”

Judicial Profile: Ann Park

November 28, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Working a strictly misdemeanor calendar, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann Park says she gets a lot of nervous first-time offenders in her courtroom and she tries to calm them down.
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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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