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State Bar faces $4.5M funding reduction

November 28, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar says it faces about a $4.5 million funding reduction next year as a result of the state Supreme Court authorizing it to assess lawyers a smaller annual dues amount than the state Legislature has approved in recent years.

Young man convicted in 2014 murder wants new trial after Prop. 57 passes

November 26, 2016 | San Diego Union Tribune
Until recently, state law allowed prosecuting agencies in California — including the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office — to make those determinations in certain cases without taking the issue to a judge first. It’s a process known as “direct filing.”

Judicial Profile: Ann Park

November 28, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Working a strictly misdemeanor calendar, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann Park says she gets a lot of nervous first-time offenders in her courtroom and she tries to calm them down.
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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