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Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Our criminal courts have kept up with the caseload and absorbed the influx of additional cases by working harder and smarter.

Criminal Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

This year has been a challenge, and we have addressed the challenge by reorganizing our court to optimize the effectiveness of our dwindling resources.

July 2013 - Criminal Law Edition

July 2013 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about criminal court budget cuts, side effects of the Realignment Legislation, defense counsel ethics and more.

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

With the Walnut Creek courthouse no longer hearing criminal cases, we have had to absorb their very heavy misdemeanor caseload into Martinez. The Martinez criminal trial departments must now try all of the Walnut Creek misdemeanor trials as well as the bulk of the felony trials from throughout the county.

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

The Criminal Law Section held an MCLE luncheon on May 9th. The topic was: What Lawyers Need to Know Today About Realignment. The speaker was Garrick Byers, Statue Decoder, CCC Public Defender’s Office.

Criminal Law Division - 2012 in Review

Criminal Law Division – 2012 in Review

We thought last year’s budget cuts were brutal. Hold onto your hats for 2013!

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

As you know, the Court, the District Attorney, and the Public Defender are suffering from massive budget cuts. To give you an idea of how bad it has gotten, we hear rumors that the District Attorney is collaborating with the Public Defender to outsource telephone wiretaps (also known as “phone hacking”) to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Additional Offshore Compliance Alternatives Announced

Additional Offshore Compliance Alternatives Announced

Taxpayers who decide not to come into compliance are doing so at the risk that huge civil and criminal penalties may lie ahead if they are discovered.

Immigration Reform Inside the World of Taxes

Immigration Reform Inside the World of Taxes

Will this reform help our economic crisis, and will more undocumented people come out of the shadows, and report their yearly taxes?

Coroner's Inquests

Coroner’s Inquests

A Coroner’s Inquest is held in all cases involving a death related in any way to law enforcement. It is not a grand jury proceeding and is held in open court.

Inns of Court: Ethical Violations

Inns of Court: Ethical Violations

This was not your standard Inns presentation; this was an avant-garde play, which included soliloquies and even a Broadway standard.

Community Violence Solutions: The Unsung Heroes of the CCC Justice System

Community Violence Solutions: The Unsung Heroes of the CCC Justice System

It is not only one of the oldest organizations of its kind in California, but also in the country, with staff who works tirelessly to assist those in need.

Bar Soap: February 2015

Bar Soap: February 2015

I do have to chuckle once again at the whole Court Call “experiment.” So, why do some lawyers talk way too much, and a number not enough, when on Court Call?

Meet Your New Board Members

Meet Your New Board Members

Please welcome Ericka Ackeret, Wendy McGuire Coats, David Marchiano and Laura Ramsey to the CCCBA Board of Directors.

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our sections and find out why you should join…

Member-Only Benefits 2015

Member-Only Benefits 2015

Take a look at the discounts you can get simply by being a CCCBA member!

Meet Your CCCBA Staff

Meet Your CCCBA Staff

Chances are you know Theresa Hurley, but do you know the staff who answers calls? Who can help you with membership questions, plan a section event or place an ad? Meet the staff!

Tips of the Trade: Transform the Readability of Your Legal Documents

Tips of the Trade: Transform the Readability of Your Legal Documents

Simple stylistic choices can reduce the reader’s annoyance and enhance the persuasive force of a legal brief.

Presiding Judge Perspective: Looking Back

Presiding Judge Perspective: Looking Back

We recently upgraded our computers from an obsolete operating system to 21st-century software. Now, we hope to acquire a modern case management system sometime in the next two years or so.

2014 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

2014 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

The Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.