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Our criminal courts have kept up with the caseload and absorbed the influx of additional cases by working harder and smarter.
This year has been a challenge, and we have addressed the challenge by reorganizing our court to optimize the effectiveness of our dwindling resources.
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.
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.
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.
We thought last year’s budget cuts were brutal. Hold onto your hats for 2013!
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.
Simple stylistic choices can reduce the reader’s annoyance and enhance the persuasive force of a legal brief.
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.
The Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.
Commencing in January 2015, Judge Barry Goode is returning to the Civil Division and the complex litigation calendar.
The new local rules, taking effect January 1, 2015, are substantially revised and entirely reformatted, and will more closely follow the structure of the California Rules of Court.
During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Pittsburg Court received over 5,000 new filings in the Felony/Misdemeanor Criminal Division alone.
In the next few months, work will be completed on a new roof, siding, climate control and installation of energy efficient windows. Parking signage and security will be updated.
He was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. after more than 20 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County.
This is such an important topic for attorneys, because you do not want to violate a privilege. Is it privileged if you tweet at your client?
Thanks to all for your input. I received comments on Super Lawyers, verdicts, settlements, lawyers on Courtcall and lawyers on the move.
What should a bankruptcy lawyer be required to do to verify the legitimacy of the client’s statements and position? If the lawyer takes what the client says at face value, when is that not enough?
In prior “Stories from the Bray Building,” Judge Carlton encountered Three Strikes, mental health, legal ethics, incarceration and contentious civil litigation. Now he presides over a difficult civil trial.