A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
SAN FRANCISCO—The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions has adopted a formal opinion providing advice and guidance to judges about procurement, and product and service research, meetings with vendors under the California Code of Judicial Ethics.
RIVERSIDE—Associate Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst, of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two announced his retirement effective August 1, 2017, after 45 years of public service—over 28 years on the Court of Appeal in Riverside.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California has published its eFiling rules that will support the launch on Monday July 10, 2017 of its electronic filing system. The court has adopted a phased approach to the system’s implementation, which will initially be voluntary for filers, but become mandatory on September 1, and reduces the related number of paper copies required to two.