(Subscription required) A new $25 million grant program designed to encourage innovation in the judicial branch has generated interest among courts statewide, Judicial Council leaders announced Friday.
(Subscription required) While 31 superior courts in counties across California lack the judges needed to timely address their caseloads, some counties have more than they need, according to a report finalized by state judicial leaders Thursday.
(Subscription required) Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Steven R. Van Sicklen's philosophy to let his empathy for defendants inform his handling of cases in his felony trial court has earned him the respect of lawyers as well as colleagues.
(Subscription required) Eight of Riverside County Superior Court's judges will retire in the next 15 months, and as it continues to struggle with vacant positions and a lack of resources, the court is working to expand its list of attorneys who volunteer as temporary judges.
(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.