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Chief Justice announces group to address workplace harassment in courts

October 12, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The group will consider new rules of court and policies to increase awareness of impermissible conduct, set reporting requirements, consider additional resources to address complaints, and consider changes to workplace training, according to a news release Thursday from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
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California chief justice wants review of harassment policies

October 11, 2018 | Associated Press
"Institutions and industries across our country, including our judicial branch, have rightfully been focusing on issues of harassment and discrimination in the workplace," she said in a statement Thursday.

Governor appoints 33 new superior court judges

October 12, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Making good on his promise to diversify the California judiciary, Brown appointed 15 women, nine Latinos, and several people from legal specialties that have not traditionally been well represented on the bench. Just nine of the new judges were non-Hispanic white men.
Related: The Recorder

Persky recall leader in legal battle with ex-judge over legal fees

October 12, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Attorneys representing former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky say that counsel for Michele Dauber, leader of a recall campaign, does not deserve fees for defending against legal challenges to the initiative to oust the judge.

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