(Subscription required) “I get a five- to six-day trial estimate; I’ll probably have it done in four,” he said. “I just tell the lawyers when a witness walks off the stand, I want the next one walking on.”
(Subscription required) Judge David Hizami has known he wanted a career in law since he was a middle-schooler. “If you look at my 8th grade yearbook, it said, ‘Future ambition: To be a lawyer,’” he said.
(Subscription required) Already in Judge Gary Pohlson’s courtroom for violating probation, a homeless defendant tried to take things even further by doing something people are told never to do: swear at the judge.
The Judicial Council of California awarded the Superior Court a $593,000 grant for running the Homeless Court for almost three years. A proposed agreement between the Superior Court and the county would run from Aug. 1 to June 30, 2020.
After 17 years as a deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Andrew C. Kim likes having more time to spend with his family, but said it is an adjustment to work behind closed doors.
(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.