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Civil trial voir dire bill advance in state Legislature

May 03, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday designed to prevent judges from imposing "unreasonable or arbitrary time limits" during voir dire in civil trials.

State Bar more aggressively targets unauthorized practice of law

May 03, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar made 453 referrals of unauthorized practice of law activity to law enforcement for prosecution last year compared to just 11 in 2015, a more than 4,000 percent increase, according to the agency's annual discipline report.

Judicial Profile: Stephen P. Freccero

May 03, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) From prosecuting major federal crimes as a star assistant U.S. attorney to his work on complex civil litigation for one of the nation's biggest law firms, friends say one thing about Stephen P. Freccero always stays consistent: his temperament.
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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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