(Subscription required) Glass said that he is more active than ever on the bench, fidgeting, interrogating lawyers, even questioning witnesses. But the judge is 63 and said that he may retire when he's eligible in 2019.
(Subscription required) While foiling corporate polluters in his prosecuting days was exciting, Judge Gerald Johnston has found in his 19 years on the Orange County Superior Court that he's most enjoyed the intellectual challenge of probate.
(Subscription required) "I want the attorneys to be pursuing the alternatives. ... I like counsel to be engaged with the person in not just necessarily seeing them in court, but following up with them afterwards to make sure they're doing well," he said.
(Subscription required) "I think when you start talking to them, looking at them as you talk to them, explaining their rights and making sure they understand it, that to me makes a huge difference and they seem to relax," Roberts said. "That's the biggest goal on a daily basis. "
(Subscription required) Judge Mary Kreber Varipapa doesn't see many first time offenders in her courtroom. Instead, she gets people with very long rap sheets, drug addicts with frequent arrests, and the chronically homeless.