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“Thirty Years After a Hundred Year Flood: Judicial Elections and the Administration of Justice”

September 06, 2016 | At the Lectern
A late-September calendar will not be the only thing Supreme Court related at the State Bar’s annual meeting in San Diego. On Sunday, October 2, the California Supreme Court Historical Society and the Witkin Legal Institute will present a program about judicial elections, near the 30th anniversary of one of the most significant events in the court’s history.

The human toll of America's public defender crisis

September 07, 2016 | The Guardian
Years of drastic budget cuts have created bottomless caseloads for public defenders – the ‘pack mules of the system’ – and tipped the scales of justice against the poor.

Judicial Profile: Barry Michaelson

September 07, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Before his 50-year legal career, Barry S. Michaelson wanted to be a teacher. That passion has found its way into most aspects of his life, including the way he guides pro per litigants as an Orange County Superior Court commissioner.
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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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