Statewide investment in self-help services has helped Alameda Superior Court open a second center.
A group of five recent graduates share how their civic engagement at a young age prepared them for their next steps in life. All have been involved in youth courts, youth government, and other civic education programs.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
The Fourth District, Division One traveled from its downtown San Diego courtroom to Imperial County so 500 local students could experience their justice system in action.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
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.
When Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye started her Civic Learning Initiative in 2013, she discovered that little time was devoted to teaching civics in California K-12 public schools, with no plans to bring it back.
LOS ANGELES —The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven, will host its educational outreach program, “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE), for students from Santa Ana High School and Woodrow Wilson High School on Monday, May 7, 2018.
Administrative Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye announced that as part of its award-winning community outreach program, the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, will hear oral argument at Las Plumas High School in Oroville.
Multilingual videos on Section 8 Tenant Rights were recently added to the California Courts Online Self-Help Center in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.