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Civics Movement Gains Ground

August 10, 2017 | California Courts Newsroom
Only one in three Americans can name a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Read about the 13 counties who are pushing to change that for California's schoolchildren.

Insurers must pay even if home damage exceeds property value

August 09, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Insured homeowners in California whose homes have been badly damaged, but not destroyed, are entitled to coverage for the cost of repairing them, even if that cost far exceeds the property’s market value, under a ruling that has now become final.

Court interpreters strike outside of Napa courthouse

August 09, 2017 | Napa Valley Register
Frustrated with their wages and what they see as unfair treatment by their employers, court interpreters staged a one-day walkout at the Napa County Superior Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

State Bar says CEO resigns, chief operating officer to take helm

August 10, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker has resigned as the State Bar’s executive director after nearly two years of leading the agency during turbulent times, members of the bar’s Board of Trustees announced Wednesday.

Judicial Profile: Houry Sanderson

August 10, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Despite the victim’s family asking for the defendant’s freedom, Judge Houry Sanderson said she’d need more to convince her to agree to anything less than a plea deal of six years in prison.
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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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