SAN FRANCISCO— A task force appointed three years ago by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to improve case processing and outcomes for court users with mental illness was sunsetted by the Judicial Council with an assurance that the council will carry on its work with the help of other advisory committees.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
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.
Statewide investment in self-help services has helped Alameda Superior Court open a second center.