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  • AI Can Help With Jury Selection—But Should It?

    The Recorder
    October 6, 2022

    As lawyers now face an overwhelming, if not impossible, amount of information to sift through during jury selection, artificial intelligence tools are hoping to streamline that process. While some could welcome the time-saving capabilities of these tools, others question their accuracy and point to bias concerns.

  • Optional in-person arguments start next month

    At the Lectern
    October 6, 2022

    The Supreme Court today issued an order announcing the return of in-person oral arguments next month, but counsel will have the option — and, under some circumstances, the duty — to appear remotely. Counsel have not been physically present in the court since April 2020, when the court began requiring appearances by video or telephone conference.

  • KQED Sues California Department of Corrections for Records on Staff Use of Force and Misconduct

    October 5, 2022

    KQED is suing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to compel the agency to comply with state law enforcement transparency laws. The prison agency’s response to KQED’s requests for public records “has been both wildly delayed and seriously insufficient,” the complaint alleges.

  • Judicial Profile: Judge Isabel Apkarian

    Daily Journal
    October 6, 2022

    As a mother herself and as a human being, she relates to the people who appear in front of her and expresses compassion for them. But she emphasized her role is to follow the law and make sure that the children she is in charge of are safe and protected. “Their best interest is really my guiding light.”