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Supervisors OK Plans to Redevelop County Courthouse, Old Jail

December 05, 2017 | Times of San Diego
As part of the plan, the supervisors also voted to approve an amended agreement to transfer the Courthouse and Old Jail from the state back to the county. The county transferred ownership of those two buildings to the state in 2009, mirroring actions in other counties.

C.A. Restricts What Private Court Reporters May Charge

December 01, 2017 | Met News
Court reporters who are self-employed or work for private companies, when brought in to transcribe court proceedings, do so only if appointed by a judge as “official reporters pro tempore,” and the statutorily prescribed transcription fees applicable to court-employed reporters apply equally to them, the Court of Appeal for this district has held.

Group Proposes Changes for How NY Courts Deal With ICE Arrests

December 05, 2017 | The New York Law Journal
As arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue, a report released Tuesday by the Fund for Modern Courts suggests New York’s courts should limit their cooperation and assistance with civil immigration law enforcement.

State Bar review of examiners committee sparks conflict

December 06, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar’s ongoing review of the Committee of Bar Examiners’ functions has sparked tensions between the panel and the agency that recently necessitated the intervention of a top state Supreme Court official.

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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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