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Opinion: Stopping courthouse project poses security risk

September 25, 2016 | Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Without apology, he has redirected $1.4 billion in the courts’ construction funds placing it in the state’s general fund. The reallocation of funds has halted the completion of the local criminal courthouse, which was slated to be completed in 2020.

New state law will limit electronic filing fees

September 26, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) AB 2244 is a response to the growing use of e-filing for court documents — a practice that is likely to increasingly becoming mandatory in courts across the state.

State Bar facing fiscal crisis

September 26, 2016 | Capitol Weekly
The agency that protects Californians from unethical lawyers faces an uncertain future because of complaints about its ability to do its job.

Opinion: Wounded once in Afghanistan, and again in Sacramento

September 24, 2016 | Sacramento Bee
I had a serious relapse five months into treatment and was expelled. But the Veterans’ Court didn’t give up. My mentor, Patrick Russell, worked with court staff members to find another facility willing to accept me.

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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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