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Intervention sought in bail constitutionality lawsuit

November 03, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The California Bail Agents Association has filed a new motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the bail bonds system in California.

Editorial: California’s bail law is badly in need of reform

November 03, 2016 | Sacramento Bee
To his credit, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is forcing a discussion about a fundamental issue of fairness: whether poor people who are arrested should remain behind bars simply because they cannot afford bail.

Editorial: S.F. city attorney is right: cash bail can’t be defended

November 02, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
In a decision that could have national repercussions, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has informed a federal judge that his office will not defend California’s decades-old law to keep people in jail unless they can come up with bail money after their arrest.

State Bar seeks more money for victims of attorney theft

November 03, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar has asked the state Supreme Court to allow it to collect an additional $4.66 million from lawyers next year to bolster its significantly underfunded Client Security Fund, which reimburses victims of attorney theft and other wrongdoing.

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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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