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Judicial Profile: Angela Villegas

August 17, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Although numbers play a big role in Commissioner Angela Villegas’ child support assignment, she recognizes there’s a humanity behind the facts and figures. She’s one of a handful of bench officers in Los Angeles tasked with hearing requests to modify child support payments.
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Judicial Profile: Gregory Dohi

August 11, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) “Some programs that won’t take anybody in unless they’ve been clean for 30 days — that’s really frustrating for us, because if you’re clean for 30 days, you probably don’t need a program that badly,” Dohi said.
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Judicial Profile: Peter R. Navarro

August 09, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Pete R. Navarro has been passionate about public service and social justice since at least high school, including a stint as a juvenile dependency lawyer in the 1980s.
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State-funded attorneys for low-income residents have success

July 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
State-funded attorneys representing nearly 27,000 low-income Californians have helped many of them avoid eviction and settle disputes over housing and child custody far more often than those facing similar disputes without lawyers, the state Judicial Council reports.
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