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State-funded attorneys for low-income residents have success

July 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
State-funded attorneys representing nearly 27,000 low-income Californians have helped many of them avoid eviction and settle disputes over housing and child custody far more often than those facing similar disputes without lawyers, the state Judicial Council reports.
Courthouse Deficiencies

Courthouse Deficiencies

April 28, 2017 | Photo
Inmates cross the street from the jail to this Santa Barbara County courthouse because it lacks a sallyport or other secure way to get them to their court proceeding. A tour bus bringing visitors to see this historic building gives them a front row seat for this daily procession.

Judicial Profile: Raimundo Montes De Oca

January 12, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Montes De Oca oversees a high-volume felony and misdemeanor arraignment calendar where he tries to keep everybody calm and offer clemency to defendants, within limits.
Categories: CA Superior Courts

Judicial Profile: John McGregor

December 15, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Originally appointed a commissioner 13 years ago, he was named a judge in 2012. He's spent his entire time on the bench in criminal court, starting off with arraignments and now overseeing a misdemeanor criminal and felony calendar.
Categories: CA Superior Courts

Judicial Profile: Pauline M. Maxwell

November 04, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Several attorneys said Maxwell's compassion for defendants does not cause her to lean one way or the other, because she also has compassion for the alleged victim, and added that all her rulings are backed up with precise opinions that parse the arguments and build on strong case law.

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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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