Thousands of California-licensed lawyers responded to the state bar's call for public comment about whether the bar exam score should be lowered or kept right where it is. Attorneys offered varying thoughts.
The bail system in place across most of America’s states and localities is patently unfair on its face, penalizing poor (and disproportionately minority) defendants who cannot afford to pay their way out of jail while rewarding others with the means to win their freedom as they await trial.
(Subscription required) This week's guests, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Eric Siddall, and San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, weigh the merits of bail reform that includes computer-generated risk assessment scores.
(Subscription required) A federal jury has convicted the final defendant in a racketeering scheme involving an Orange County Superior Court clerk who illegally resolved hundreds of low-level criminal cases for money.
(Subscription required) Long is one of four collections bench officers in Los Angeles County, which means he gets a lot of self-represented litigants with prolonged debts — often credit cards or automotive loans — as well as attorneys on behalf of lenders.