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Judicial Profile: Judge Rod Cortez

August 03, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Judge Rod Cortez doesn’t shy away from being firm with defendants. He recently reminded a woman in his drug court that she wouldn’t get clean by continuing to lie to him and herself.
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Trial Court Funding Formula, Explained

August 02, 2017 | Fact Check
The Judicial Council uses the Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology (WAFM) to calculate how much funding each of the state’s 58 trial courts will receive annually, based on the workload at each court.
Categories: Budget

Judicial Profile: Laurel S. Brady

July 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Criminal law attorneys agree that in sometimes stormy and emotional trials, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Laurel S. Brady is the calm at the center.
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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.

Judicial Profile: Kevin A. Enright

July 26, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) For longer civil trials that could last over a month, Judge Kevin A. Enright asks his clerk to time lawyers in an effort to keep jurors from getting angry and bitter.
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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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