• Reaching Court Users in Nation's Largest County

    California Courts Newsroom
    March 21, 2023

    Court services are fully restored at one of the most remote courthouses in California. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County had reduced services at its Needles Courthouse along the California-Arizona state line in 2013 as the court made needed cutbacks during the Great Recession.

  • Experienced judges are in the midst of a ‘great retirement’

    Daily Journal
    March 20, 2023

    Some of the most experienced judges in California’s largest courts have retired or announced plans to retire in recent months. Thirteen judges have announced they’re leaving the Los Angeles County Superior Court since Jan. 1. Sacramento County and San Diego County have each lost about half a dozen judicial officers this year.

  • 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.