(Subscription required) "I think when you start talking to them, looking at them as you talk to them, explaining their rights and making sure they understand it, that to me makes a huge difference and they seem to relax," Roberts said. "That's the biggest goal on a daily basis. "
(Subscription required) Judge Mary Kreber Varipapa doesn't see many first time offenders in her courtroom. Instead, she gets people with very long rap sheets, drug addicts with frequent arrests, and the chronically homeless.
(Subscription required) After a job-hunting trip around the globe brought Glenda Sanders to Southern California, she and her husband took positions at a prominent law firm and moved their lives from South Africa. Both are now Orange County Superior Court judges.
(Subscription required) In a courthouse packed with emotion and short on resources, Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller points to the social media platform Twitter as an example for attorneys.
(Subscription required) The Orange County Superior Court commissioner, previously a referee, has spent his entire 26-year bench career in the juvenile court at Lamoreaux Justice Center and finds his juvenile dependency courtroom is a lot like flying his plane.
(Subscription required) Judge Melissa McCormick dealt in '90s tech during her civil practice days and still keeps one of the bygone era relics on her desk at home: a clunky hard drive that can house a whopping 40 megabytes.