“I’m really proud I can represent my faith in this way. … I didn’t expect to be appointed to this position,” Mesiwala said in an interview days before her swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of Sacramento Superior Court Presiding Judge Kevin Culhane.
Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg squeezed into a fourth-floor corridor of Sacramento County’s downtown courthouse with a gaggle of judges, bailiffs and court staff Tuesday morning before grabbing a seat atop a ventilation unit. A few feet away stood another group of county jail inmates headed to their court hearings.
(Subscription required) The Judicial Council has offered a $7.73 million contract to a prominent architectural firm to deliver preliminary design plans for a new downtown Sacramento County courthouse, despite the fact that the courts don't have the money to build it.
(Subscription required) When juvenile dependency litigants step in front of Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, they may not realize they're making their case to someone who spent much of her career overseeing murder trials.
(Subscription required) "I think sometimes you have to be the adult in the room," Perkins said. "You'll often run into situations where sometimes during trial there's someone who loses sight of the forest for the trees.
Presented by Justice Brad Hill at the Feb 2016 Judicial Council meeting. “It needs a courthouse that is ADA compliant, that is secure, and that will meet the needs of the citizens of Sacramento for years to come.”
(Subscription required) As a lawyer, Jennifer Rockwell dealt with the inner workings of state government on a vast array of issues. And now, as a judge, she is enjoying the same feeling of constantly having to learn new things.
(Subscription required) Moving from the California State Assembly into a judgeship meant Alyson Lewis moved from a life of public service in the spotlight into the relative isolation of the bench. But Lewis, now on the Sacramento County Superior Court, sees many parallels between the two jobs.