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Judicial Profile: Gregory Dohi

August 11, 2017 | NewsLinks
(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.
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Judicial Profile: Houry Sanderson

August 10, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Despite the victim’s family asking for the defendant’s freedom, Judge Houry Sanderson said she’d need more to convince her to agree to anything less than a plea deal of six years in prison.
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Judicial Profile: Peter R. Navarro

August 09, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Pete R. Navarro has been passionate about public service and social justice since at least high school, including a stint as a juvenile dependency lawyer in the 1980s.
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Judicial Profile: Barbara Kronlund

August 08, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Kronlund does her best to subtly direct wayward counsel back toward the subject at hand without chastising them. Married to a practicing lawyer and mindful of her own time as a prosecutor, Kronlund said she’s empathetic to the pressures attorneys can face and tries not to admonish attorneys unnecessarily.
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Judicial Profile: Michael Idiart

August 04, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) After six years as a prosecutor and more than 30 as a defense attorney, Judge Mike Idiart now spends his time working with litigators trying to settle criminal cases.
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Judicial Profile: Judge Rod Cortez

August 03, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Judge Rod Cortez doesn’t shy away from being firm with defendants. He recently reminded a woman in his drug court that she wouldn’t get clean by continuing to lie to him and herself.
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Trial Court Funding Formula, Explained

August 02, 2017 | Fact Check
The Judicial Council uses the Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology (WAFM) to calculate how much funding each of the state’s 58 trial courts will receive annually, based on the workload at each court.
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