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UNITED STATES COURTS – FEDERAL JUDICIARY WORKPLACE CONDUCT WORKING GROUP FORMED

Posted January 17th, 2018
James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, has established a Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to review the safeguards currently in place within the Judiciary to protect employees from inappropriate conduct in the workplace.        Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., noted in his 2017 Year-End Report on the…
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UNITED STATES COURTS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT – CIVICS CONTEST FOCUSES ON THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

Posted January 17th, 2018
The 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest offers high school students in the western United States and Pacific islands a chance to win cash prizes while learning how the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution has helped shape their education. The theme of the contest is “The 14th Amendment 150 Years After Ratification: What Does Equal…
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USDC – NORTHERN DISTRICT – NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE ROBERT M. ILLMAN TAKES THE BENCH

Posted January 17th, 2018
New Magistrate Judge Robert M. Illman has joined the bench of the Northern District, filling the position vacated in November 2017 by retiring Eureka Division Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas. The Eureka Division, anchored by a recently-dedicated new courthouse in McKinleyville, primarily serves the four northernmost counties of the Northern District: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino…
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CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE – SECRETARY PADILLA ANNOUNCES TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION CAN NOW BE FILED ONLINE

Posted January 17th, 2018
Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today (01/16/18) that for the first time, Californians can file trademark and service mark applications for registration online through bizfile California, the agency’s online business filing and search portal. “By offering our trademark and service mark application process online we’re making it quicker, easier and more convenient to do business in California,” said Secretary…
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CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL COUNCIL – BRIEFED ON GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR TRIAL COURTS AND COURT CONSTRUCTION

Posted January 17th, 2018
The Judicial Council at its January 12 business meeting heard an overview of Governor Brown’s proposed FY 2018–19 state budget released this week. The proposal provides $4.2 billion for the judicial branch, which includes $150 million in new funding for local trial court operations and a commitment to fund construction for ten new courthouse projects….
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SIXTH APPELLATE DISTRICT COURT OF CALIFORNIA

Posted January 17th, 2018
Published pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 10.1030 Rule 3. Reporter’s Transcripts in Felony Appeals – Exception to California Code of Civil Procedure section 271(a) Effective February 13, 2018, except as provided in subsection (b) below, counsel for a defendant in a felony appeal shall be deemed to have requested that his or her…
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STANISLAUS – REDUCED CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS

Posted January 17th, 2018
Effective Thursday, January 4, 2018, all Stanislaus County Superior Court offices will reduce service hours for the public filing windows only. The changes in public service will not limit public access to the building, courtrooms or calendars. Due to the lack of available staff, on Thursdays only, public service hours at filing windows will be…
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