(Subscription required) In an attempt to streamline calendars and provide more access to resources for litigants, Los Angeles County Superior Court has begun offering voluntary settlement conferences with long-cause trial judges for family law cases.
(Subscription required) Brown asked for his current assignment and previously oversaw misdemeanor and felony arraignments as well as misdemeanor trials, however, he said his present job is more rewarding.
(Subscription required) After spending her entire legal and judicial career in criminal law, Judge Elaine Lu wanted to try her hand at something different — and did she get it. Since last June she has been one of only two judges on the Los Angeles County Superior Court who oversees a non-collections limited civil court with cases up to $25,000.
(Subscription required) As far as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr. is concerned, the damage was done the moment the Commission on Judicial Performance issued a press release saying it was investigating allegations of misconduct against him.
(Subscription required) Judge Marguerite Downing found out that one of the girls in her dependency courtroom was interested in dance, so she recommended a studio not far from where she grew up in Los Angeles.
(Subscription required) Judge Robert P. Applegate says he's never used his gavel in his nearly 20 years on the bench, but there's something else he keeps handy to maintain order and structure: a miniature hourglass.