(Subscription required) One of the hardest parts of Commissioner Steven Ipson’s job overseeing a juvenile dependency court is making the call to separate a child from his or her parents. He says he knows what a terrifying experience it can be.
(Subscription required) Overseeing a Los Angeles County Superior Court misdemeanor calendar and trials at the Downey Courthouse, she sees her fair share of drug offenses that she can relate to. Her brother was an addict growing up.
(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.
(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.
Los Angeles Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile will join the Judicial Council as a member, effective Sept. 15, under an appointment by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, it was announced yesterday.