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Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Help Veterans and Protect Public Safety

August 07, 2017 | Edhat Santa Barbara
Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that clarifies that military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders associated with their service in the military are eligible for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUIs.

Judicial Profile: Barbara Kronlund

August 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Kronlund does her best to subtly direct wayward counsel back toward the subject at hand without chastising them. Married to a practicing lawyer and mindful of her own time as a prosecutor, Kronlund said she’s empathetic to the pressures attorneys can face and tries not to admonish attorneys unnecessarily.
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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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