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William (Bill) Green has been the CCP Director since 2015. The staff consists of Kathi Lane (12 years) and Debbie Garcia (eight years).
The Criminal Courts of Contra Costa County continue to thrive despite the ongoing impact of budget cuts. We have instituted a number of new programs in criminal cases over the last year.
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.
How beneficial and realistic would building a border wall and removing millions of undocumented immigrants really be?
With immigrants comprising 14 percent of America’s population and growing, it is clear that the need for attorneys with immigration law knowledge is essential.
Every attorney should be aware that immigration law is a lot more than simply providing visas for foreign nationals.
Immigration courts are considered administrative, not criminal, so respondents—including children— do not have a constitutional right to pro bono counsel.
Clients must be advised that the petition will be a multi-year process. These long delays have profound effects upon people’s lives.
In the midst of crowds getting ready for frenzied fun, the atmosphere created a prime ground to force victims into coerced prostitution and slave labor without anyone taking notice.
The new visa waiver restrictions have been implemented for the purpose of safeguarding people. Overall, this bill, as a hasty response to the Paris terrorist attacks, does not make the United States any safer.
The Immigration Law Section will provide continuing education, training and mentoring for immigration attorneys. The next section meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016.
Judge Mockler’s pupilage group put on a rousing, energetic Jeopardy-like contest centered around animal law.
Thank you to the following companies, law firms and individuals who generously donated toward the Judge Arnason Memorial, which was held on March 10, 2016.
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse and criminality is a difficult task. But when it is successful, it brings a sense of great satisfaction.