Clara Shortridge Foltz was a trial lawyer and a pioneer of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
More than 150 judges, court managers and IT professionals came together in Sacramento last week to find new ways to harness technologies to offer better service and access to the public.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
In the wake of wildfires that devastated parts of California’s Wine Country last October, nearly 100 civil lawsuits were filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility had a role in sparking the blaze. The answer to this influx was civil case coordination.
As Californians do more business on mobile devices, the state’s courts are joining in on the trend, from texting court payments to receiving jury service updates.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.