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Juvenile Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

In January 2016, Judge Canepa will leave the Juvenile Division and Judge Susanne Fenstermacher will take over the Juvenile Hall assignment.

Privacy Protections in the Juvenile Court

Privacy Protections in the Juvenile Court

Any right that the general public may have to access confidential juvenile proceedings and records must take into account the need to protect the privacy rights of the child.

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

The miracle of the spirit of those working here in our courts is that you seldom hear a complaint. The staff has been remarkable by getting things done and done well.

Juvenile Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

The budget impact has hit hard in every area from reimbursements for services, staffing cuts, shorter staffing hours and fewer attorneys concomitant with reduction in salaries, but not a lesser caseload.

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

On February 7, 2013, members got a change to meet Family and Juvenile Division judges on a one-to-one basis. Please see photos below.

Juvenile Division - 2012 in Review

Juvenile Division – 2012 in Review

There are some significant changes this year in our Juvenile Division. The budget issues that are plaguing California are certainly being felt in our courts. For 2013 the juvenile courts will consolidate and all move to the Martinez courthouse with of course the exception that the juvenile hall court will remain at juvenile hall for detained youth.

Truancy and the Juvenile Justice System

Truancy and the Juvenile Justice System

What is the jurisdiction of the juvenile court? Generally, the juvenile court has jurisdiction over all acts of delinquency. Delinquency is any behavior that is prohibited by the juvenile law of the state. Delinquency consists of two general categories. First, delinquency is any act committed by a juvenile that would be a crime if committed by an adult. Therefore, acts such as theft, burglary and robbery are acts of delinquency.

Giving Back - Lawyer Style: CCCBA Juvenile Section

Giving Back – Lawyer Style: CCCBA Juvenile Section

The members of the Contra Costa County Bar Juvenile law Section work with families with children who have been abused or neglected. Many of the children in these cases have to be removed from their homes while their parent(s) work on a plan to cure the problems which resulted in the removal of their children and led them into the court system.

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

I can’t believe another year has passed and it is time to write a new report about Juvenile Court.

Arnason Justice Center - New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

Arnason Justice Center – New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

With the opening of the new Arnason Justice on November 15, 2010, the communities in East County will enjoy a beautiful state-of-the-art facility which houses four Criminal Departments and the Traffic/UD/DV/CH/Small Claims Department, as well …

Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet the section chairs and find out how being a member can enhance your practice…

Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

William (Bill) Green has been the CCP Director since 2015. The staff consists of Kathi Lane (12 years) and Debbie Garcia (eight years).

2015 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

2015 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

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

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism: New Court Proceedings

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism: New Court Proceedings

In October 2015, the court added a bimonthly truancy court calendar for parents charged by the District Attorney’s Office for failing to ensure their child’s regular attendance in school.

Probate Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Probate Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

The Judicial Council directed a survey on various facets of the state’s judicial system. Among the many hundreds of comments received, some of the ones relevant to probate practice are as follows…

Getting to Know Commissioner Peter Fagan

Getting to Know Commissioner Peter Fagan

Fagan served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Constellation. As the ship’s only attorney, he was asked to work on assignments ranging from criminal investigations to war planning.

June 2015 - Privacy Law Edition

June 2015 – Privacy Law Edition

Highlights of the June 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Privacy Law edition include articles on privacy protections, drones, protecting passwords, revenge porn and more.

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

We wanted to address the expanding law affecting children and families in a way that provided students both the necessary doctrinal law as well as the specialized practice skills so critical to a modern family practice.

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 2015 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

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