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(Subscription required) Judge Cheryl L. Leininger has enjoyed the rise of paperless technology during her 29 years on the bench, but she still takes copious notes by hand, a skill that helps her cases move along.
(Subscription required) Judge Layne Melzer spent 30 years working complex business cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, but said his first year presiding over a family law court has already proven tougher.
(Subscription required) A fired Orange County Superior Court clerk facing at least nine years in federal prison for a ticket-fixing bribery scheme has the support of the retired commissioner who presided in the court where the defendant began his career.
(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) When a repeat offender treats jail like a revolving door, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Frank Birchak might try to change their punishment the next time they’re in trouble.