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Opinion: When Judges Prey on Clerks

December 12, 2017 | New York Times
A few months after I graduated from Yale Law School in 2008, I started a clerkship for a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif. Almost immediately, I heard rumors that Alex Kozinski, another judge whose chambers were in the same building, often made inappropriate sexual remarks to female clerks.

Judge accused of insensitive questioning in gender change will remain after training

December 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Edward B. Moreton, who handles gender marker petitions at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, was trained in September following the May hearing in question. He will continue to hear gender petitions, according to the court public information director Mary Hearn.

State Bar to reconsider change in exam pass rate calculation

December 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Committee of Bar Examiners is reconsidering its decision earlier this year to change how it calculates the California bar exam pass rate in a way that slightly increases the figure.

Judicial Profile: Fifth District Justice Rosendo Peña Jr.

December 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Peña is the first and so far only Latino to serve on the 5th District, a distinction that complements what attorneys say is a lengthy list of characteristics that makes him ideal for the judiciary. He’s calm, rational and diligent. He writes well and researches thoroughly. He has deep experience in broad areas of law and a reputation for tackling complex matters with comfortable ease.
Related: Associate Justice Rosendo Peña, Jr., Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District

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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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