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Newslinks for 8-2-2016

Judges who launched pioneering court programs receive Aranda award

August 02, 2016 | California Bar Journal
First awarded in 1999, the accolades are named for Judge Benjamin J. Aranda III, the founding chair of the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. The award honors a judge or an appellate justice who is noteworthy for their efforts to improve access to justice, particularly among the poor.
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Opinion: A new ground for review and transfer

August 02, 2016 | Daily Journal
There's an age-old philosophical question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" It's time to pose an analogous - and much more practical - query: If a California Court of Appeal opinion presents no "important question of law" but arguably relies on a material factual or legal error, or an unbriefed issue, does it make a difference?

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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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