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CALIFORNIA COURTS – COUNCIL ADOPTS RULE TO ALLOW TICKETED DRIVERS TO CONTEST TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS WITHOUT POSTING BAIL

Posted June 15th, 2015
At an urgent oPen meeting via teleconference, the Judicial Council unanimously adopted a new rule today that directs courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless certain specified exceptions apply. The rule also states that courts must notify traffic defendants of this option in…
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FOURTH APPEALLATE – DESTRUCTION OF OLD COURT RECORDS

Posted June 15th, 2015
The Court of Appeal. Fourth Appellate District, Division Two (Riverside), has announced its intention to destroy the following civil and juvenile records under Rule 10. 1028(d) of the California Rules of Court. The court will destroy all original proceedings fi led from 1995 to 2004. These cases encompass criminal and civil cases preserved for a…
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CALIFORNIA STATE BAR

Posted June 15th, 2015
The State Bar of California is launching a voluntary survey of its members to help ensure that lawyers are meeting their ethical obligations when it comes to handling client funds. The anonymous online survey, approved last month by the Board of Trustees, will increase awareness of client trust accounting rules and serve as an educational…
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CALIFORNIA STATE BAR – PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE REQUIRED MCLE HOURS AND REQUIRE THAT A SPECIFIED NUMBER BE RELEVANT TO THE ATTORNYE’S PRACTICE AREA – REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Posted June 15th, 2015
Proposal to Increase the Required MCLE Hours and Require that a Specified Number Be Relevant to the Attorney’s Practice Area At the recent Board of Trustees meeting the Committee on Admissions and Education approved the proposal to increase the required MCLE hours be sent out for public comment. The Board of Trustees approved a number…
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CALIFORNIA STATE BAR – NEW GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE

Posted June 15th, 2015
The State Bar of Trustees approved a revised set of standards for attorney discipline, which are used to determine the appropriate sanction in a particular case and ensure consistency in how cases are dealt with. It marked the first substantive changes since the guidelines were first adopted in 1986. Although each discipline case is decided…
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YOLO – NOTICE OF TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN CALENDARING SYSTEM AND COURT CLOSURE

Posted June 15th, 2015
Beginning August 17, 2015, Yolo Superior Court will be moving to its new location at 1000 Main Street. During this monumental event the court will have a modified calendar and limited access to filing windows. See at http://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/sites/default/files/files/20150421140929108.pdf


SAN FRANCISCO – RECEIVES JUDICIAL COUNCIL GRANT TO HOUSE COURT PARTICIPANTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND DRUG ADDICTION

Posted June 15th, 2015
At least 80 mentally ill and substance-addicted offenders participating in the San Francisco Superior Court’s collaborative courts will receive transitional housing for an average 6-month stay through a $600,000 Judicial Council grant, Presiding Judge John K. Stewart announced today. “The record high cost of rental housing in San Francisco shuts the door on many tenants…
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SAN DIEGO – APPOINTMENT OF ELISOR

Posted June 15th, 2015
Effective immediately, pursuant to the General Order of the Presiding Department, Order No. 040315, Rule 5.14.2 of the Family Law Rules, Division V of the 2015 San Diego County Superior Court Rules, regarding the appointment of an elisor is suspended and clarified as follows: Appointment of Elisor. A. Request for Order. A court order for…
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