November 2016 – Bench Bar Issue

Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: Bench/Bar Edition

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Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, November issue, guest-edited by Stephen Nash:


How Did It Get Late So Soon?, by Hon. Steven K. Austin, Presiding Judge

The Lucky One, by Hon. Jill Fannin, Assistant Presiding Judge

Civil Division Update, by Hon. Judy Craddick, Supervising Judge

Criminal Courts 2016, by Hon. John Kennedy, Supervising Judge

Family Law Perspective, by Hon. Christopher Bowen, Supervising Judge

Juvenile Bench, by Hon. Thomas Maddock, Supervising Judge

Traffic Division, by Hon. Brian Haynes, Supervising Judge

Getting to Know Hon. David E. Goldstein, by Fae Li, Director of Finance

Amnesty Program – 1 Year Later, by Hon. Steven K. Austin, Kate Bieker, and Fae Li Director of Finance

Focus on Accessibility: Expanding the Court’s Interpreter Program, by Hon. Steven Austin and Magda Lopez

Temporary Judges: An Invaluable Service to the Court and Public, by Hon. Jill Fannin, Shannon Stone, and Kate Bieker

Helping Families Heal, by Magda Lopez

A Lifetime of Listening – Interview with New Commissioner Terrye Davis, by Magda Lopez



Pittsburg Court, by Hon. Mary Ann O’Malley, Supervising Judge

What Happens Next? Probate Division, by Hon. John Sugiyama, Supervising Judge

Richmond Court, by Hon. Barbara Hinton, Supervising Judge


Inside: Navigating Challenging Seas, by Stephen Nash, Court Executive Officer

President’s Message: The Spirit of Thanksgiving – by Elva Harding, CCCBA President

Bar Soap, by Matt Guichard

News & Updates:

2017 Judicial Assignments

Try It, You’ll Like It! New Auto Attendant Telephone System, by Magda Lopez and Heather Pettit


MCLE Spectacular, November 18, 2016


Justice & Judges – The History of the Courts In Contra Costa County, by Don Bastin, Contra Costa Historical Society

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