(Subscription required) “I saw really bad lawyering, and I said, ‘You know something, I can do at least as bad as that,’” said Sheltzer, now supervising judge in Tulare County’s South County Justice Center, a new $93 million facility that is unlike anything in surrounding rural Porterville.
The new South County Justice Center, which opened Oct 15, 2013, replaces overcrowded and obsolete facilities and consolidates court operations in a modern, full-service courthouse for residents in the growing South County area. More
Each of the nine courtrooms in this Tulare County Courthouse features ample seating in the viewing area, stadium seating so the jury can more easily view counsel, energy-saving lighting systems, and wide aisles for every court user including those who use mobility devices. More
Roughly 206 drug courts serve residents in 53 of California’s 58 counties. By helping people with substance abuse issues repair their lives, drug courts divert those who could otherwise cycle repeatedly through the criminal justice system.
Lawyers for the California Commission on Judicial Performance said in court documents filed last week that Tulare County Superior Court Judge Valeriano Saucedo’s removal from the bench “was necessary to protect the public and maintain public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.”