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USDC – CENTRAL DISTRICT – OPENING OF NEW 1ST STREET COURTHOUSE

Posted October 28th, 2016
Effective Monday, November 7, 2016, the new federal courthouse located at 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California, will be open for business. Please refer to the court’s website at http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/judges-schedules-procedures for up to date locations for court hearings as district judges in the Western Division will be relocating to the new courthouse on a…
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STATE COURTS – PUSHING FOR CIVIC LITERACY

Posted October 28th, 2016
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye took part in a panel at the 27th Annual Envisioning California Conference, “Our Voice: Advancing Civic Engagement in California,” hosted by Sacramento State Center for California Studies on October 7. The panel also featured Assembly Member Susan Eggman and Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and was moderated by Beth Ruyak…
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JUDICIAL COUNCIL – CHIEF JUSTICE APPOINTS WORKING GROUP TO RECOMMEND CHANGES IN PRE-TRIAL DETENTION

Posted October 28th, 2016
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today (10/28/16) the formation of a Pretrial Detention Reform Work Group to study current pretrial detention practices and provide recommendations for potential reforms. “Earlier this year I raised the concern that our bail system may sometimes unfairly penalize the poor and may not effectively serve its intended purpose,” the…
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JUDICIAL COUNCIL – COUNCIL TAKES ACTION ON TRIAL COURT FUNDING AND JUDGESHIP NEEDS

Posted October 28th, 2016
During its public meeting on October 27-28, the Judicial Council heard, considered, or took action on items related to court funding, judgeship needs, filing statistics, pre-trial detention, and Court Adoption and Permanency Month. http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/council-takes-action-on-trial-court-funding-and-judgeship-needs


2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL – FREE SELF-HELP CLINIC

Posted October 28th, 2016
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Free Self-Help Clinic for Indigent Civil Litigants will reopen. Located on the Second Floor of the North Tower of the Ronald Reagan State Building, across from the Clerk’s Office. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every…
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SAN BERNARDINO – SUPERIOR COURT REVISES SECURITY SCREENING PROCEDURES AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE OF THE SAN BERNARDINO DISTRICT

Posted October 28th, 2016
Effective December 1, 2016, as part of the Court-wide security screening plan to enhance security at court buildings, the San Bernardino Superior Court will require all visitors (including attorneys) to undergo screening when entering the Historic Courthouse of the San Bernardino District. The revised security screening procedures will enable the Court to provide the public…
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LOS ANGELES – INGLEWOOD JUVENILE COURTHOUSE IMPLEMENTS NEW FAX NUMBERS

Posted October 28th, 2016
The change to a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system has required the implementation of new telephone equipment and new phone numbers, including fax lines, but is providing the Court with significant annual cost savings. As part of this ongoing upgrade, the Inglewood Juvenile Courthouse, located at 110 Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301, will begin using…
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LOS ANGELES – INGLEWOOD COURTHOUSE IMPLEMENTS NEW FAX NUMBERS

Posted October 28th, 2016
The change to a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system has required the implementation of new telephone equipment and new phone numbers, including fax lines, but is providing the Court with significant annual cost savings. As part of this ongoing upgrade, the Inglewood Courthouse, located at One Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301, will begin using new…
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