Jul. 22, 2014
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Videos


California Civic Learning Awards & Civic Learning Task Force


How California high school students benefit from engaging civic learning programs that equip, empower, and encourage them to grow into active citizens. And how the Civic Learning Task Force is working to broaden these vitally important programs. Produced by the California Bar Foundation.

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Council Discusses Dropping AOC Name of its Staff Agency




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Ventura County Superior Court Liaison Report by Judge James Herman




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Judge David Rosenberg Welcomes Solano County Staff




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Lassen County Superior Court Liaison Report by Judge Robert Glusman


Judge Robert Glusman reviews his visit to Lassen County Superior Court in Susanville. Working with a staff reduced by 40% since 2008, the staff struggles to provide services to the county made famous in the PBS documentary, "Prison Town, USA." The court has only two judges for all cases and self-help services have been reduced 50%.

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Trinity County Superior Court Liaison Report by Judge Steven Baker


On June 27, 2014, Judge Baker outlines the court's challenges and reviews how the economic downturn has affected county residents, leading, in turn, to an increase in family and dependency case filings and impairing the ability of many court users to pay their court fees.

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El Dorado County Court Liaison Report by Commissioner Sue Alexander




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Alpine County Superior Court Liaison Report by Commissioner Sue Alexander


Commissioner Alexander highlights her visit to the trial court in Alpine County.

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Chief Justice Announces Intent to Shed AOC Name


Citing confusion caused by having a staff with its own name, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye urged the Judicial Council to divest itself of the name "Administrative Office of the Courts." http://www.courts.ca.gov/26554.htm

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Kern County Superior Court Liaison Report from Judge Stout


Judge Dean Stout reports on the Superior Court of Kern County April 25, 2014 Judge Stout details the court's geographical challenges delivering access to justice over an 8,000-square-mile area to almost one million people. The ability to attract qualified judicial candidates was also reported as a big concern. The court operates with six vacant judgeships.

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Mono County Superior Court Liaison Report from Justice Ashmann-Gerst


On April 25, 2014, Justice Ashmann-Gerst highlights several issues facing the Mono County Superior Court, including the court's struggles to manage an influx of civil cases.

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Apr '14 Report to Judicial Council




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Teenagers and Voting: A Student Production


Civic Learning Award of Excellence 2014 Produced by Rio Americano High School students participating in CIVITAS, an elective school program that prepares students to be active, responsible, knowledgeable citizens who accept their role as civic-minded adults. Visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/23201.htm

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State of the Judiciary Address 2014


On Mar 17, 2014, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye gives her State of the Judiciary Address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento. The Chief Justice reminded state lawmakers about the "Three-Year Blueprint for a Fully Functioning Judicial Branch," the $1.2 billion funding proposal she unveiled in January and asked sister-branches for collaboration.

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Hearings on Language Access for Court Users


Roughly 20% of Californians--nearly 7 million--have some English language limitations, making it difficult to access the courts without significant language assistance. To address this need, the Judicial Council of California established a joint working group to develop a statewide language access plan for limited-English-proficient court users. The plan will incorporate extensive feedback from varied stakeholders, including members of the public, bench officers, court executive officers and staff, court interpreters and interpreter organizations, attorneys, bar associations, and legal services organizations. The Chief Justice addressed the panel and audience assembled for the first hearing that was held in San Francisco on Feb 24, 2014. http://www.courts.ca.gov/25120.htm

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Tulare County Superior Court Liaison Judge Brian McCabe




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Judge Baker on Modoc and Humboldt Counties


Small courts on shoestrings budgets get creative to maintain court services. Judge Stephen Baker visited the courts of two northern California trial courts to talk with judges and staff, and tour facilities with severe maintenance needs. His comments were shared with the council on Feb 20.

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Chief Justice's Report on Recent Activities


Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye reports on tasks supporting her three roles as leader of the state judicial branch—as the Chief Justice, Chief of the Supreme Court, and Chair of the Judicial Council. The Chief provides highlights of her travels the include meetings with courts in southern California and with elementary and high school students. Finally, the Chief briefs the council and the audience on her efforts to reach out to legislators to bring attention to the ongoing budget crisis and its impact on the courts.

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Juvenile Delinquency Court Orientation


This video is designed to help youth, their parents, and victims of juvenile crime understand delinquency court.

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In Re Stephen Glass: Oral Arguments


On Nov 6, 2013, the Supreme Court of California heard arguments in a case that questioned the inadmissibility to the State Bar based on an applicant's moral character. On Jan 27, 2014, the Court filed its opinion denying Stephen Glass access to the State Bar.

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