Newslinks for 7-20-18

Council Allocates Additional $48 Million to Most Underfunded Trial Courts

July 20, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
The Judicial Council at its July 20 business meeting approved a recommendation from its Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee to allocate fiscal year 2018-19 funding for the state’s 58 trial courts, including $47.8 million in new funding to boost the budgets of the state’s most underfunded trial courts.

Judicial Council Announces 2018 Distinguished Service Awards

July 20, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
Honorees include a judicial trailblazer in decriminalizing school discipline; Napa CEO who led court during devastating wildfire; and the leader who inspired a movement of homeless court programs nationwide.

Will Supreme Court heed Jerry Brown’s request?

July 20, 2018 | CalMatters
Gov. Jerry Brown is urging the California Supreme Court to take up a case about pension benefits for public employees that is especially important to him. He may have himself to blame for the delay.

Governor Brown Appoints 12 Superior Court Judges

July 20, 2018 | Imperial Valley News
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 12 California superior court judges, which include: Two in Los Angeles County; one in Orange County; one in Placer County; two in Riverside County; one in San Bernardino County; one in San Diego County; one in San Francisco County; one in San Mateo County; one in Stanislaus County; and one in Ventura County.

Governor signs bill allowing out-of-state lawyers to handle arbitration

July 20, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) SB 766, signed into law Wednesday, will “permit an individual who is not admitted to practice law in California but who is a member in good standing of a recognized legal profession in the United States or a foreign jurisdiction” to work in international arbitrations without registering or paying a fee.
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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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