• What the End of the National COVID Emergency Could Mean for Remote Federal Court Proceedings

    The Recorder
    March 20, 2023

    The sunset of the national emergency declaration for COVID-19 could have some significant consequences for litigants in the federal courts, possibly rolling back some of the cost-savings and convenience spurred by remote proceedings.

  • Homebodies . . . at least for a while longer

    At the Lectern
    March 20, 2023

    Even though in-person arguments resumed in November, the court has yet to venture from its home base. There haven’t been oral arguments outside of San Francisco since the February 2020 calendar in Sacramento. The April calendar, typically conducted in Los Angeles, will remain in San Francisco this term.

  • Courts Help Californians Save Millions With Online Tool for Requesting Fine and Fee Reductions

    California Courts Newsroom
    March 20, 2023

    The council at its March 24 business meeting will receive a report on the MyCitations program, an online tool that allows people with infraction violations to request a reduction in what they owe. Nearly six out of every ten court filings in California are infractions, and more than 95% of those are traffic cases.

  • Patricia Guerrero brings parents’ lessons of ‘sharing your voice’ to California Supreme Court

    Redding Record Searchlight
    March 19, 2023

    Patricia Guerrero is one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women who have made a significant impact in their communities and across the country. That’s after an illustrious career marked by firsts: First generation to be born in the United States, valedictorian of her high school class, first generation in her family to go to college, first choice for numerous scholarships while attending University of California, Berkeley, and ― in 2022 ― first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court as an associate justice.

    Related: USA Today, At the Lectern