(Subscription required) Arturo Castro had a head start when he joined the Alameda County Superior Court last year because he already had experience collaborating with presiding judges and court executive officers on challenging criminal justice issues.
Courtroom foreign-language interpreters walked off their jobs in Alameda County on Wednesday and plan another one-day walkout Thursday in San Francisco, saying regional court officials are refusing to negotiate over changes in benefits that will cut into their paychecks.
(Subscription required) "Domestic violence cases are different from civil cases," said Trevino, who researched the issue over the weekend and sought advice from two other judges about the motion. "Cases are expected to happen on an expedited basis."
The company behind an electronic case management system recently implemented in Alameda County Superior Court is disputing reports that its Odyssey software is to blame for dozens of errors leading to extended jail stays, false arrests and other issues wracking the court since the system went live in August.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Tuesday directed lawyers with the county’s public defender and district attorney’s offices to find a solution to the chaos caused by the installation of a $4.5 million computer program that tracks county criminal records.
In a ceremony that included her family members, California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and many other judges, lawyers and elected officials from Alameda County, former Piedmont Mayor Margaret Fujioka was officially sworn in as a judge to the Alameda County Superior Court bench.
(Subscription required) Before enrolling at UC Hastings School of Law, Michael J. Gaffey taught high school history and government for three years, an experience he said prepared him well for trial work.