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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 …

President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

FULL ARTICLE: Discusses the phenomenon whereby two parents who have experienced undocumented Interpersonal Violence (IPV) are ordered by the Family Court to share a joint physical custody parenting plan after separation.

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.

Meet Your New CCCBA Board Members

Meet Your New CCCBA Board Members

Meet your new Board Members: Michelle Ferber and Katherine Wenger.

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our 20 sections and find out why you should join…

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

The CESQD creates and organizes the moot court competition as an arena for students to hone and showcase their analytical, persuasive and speaking skills.

Court Volunteer Appreciation Reception [photos]

Court Volunteer Appreciation Reception [photos]

Contra Costa Superior Court held an appreciation reception to acknowledge the contributions of over 500 court volunteers throughout 2013. Volunteers have helped settle court cases and more.

Presiding Judge Perspective - 2014: Looking Forward

Presiding Judge Perspective – 2014: Looking Forward

For the next nine months, our court will function pretty much as it has during the last year. We are hopeful that if the state’s economy continues to improve, we might begin to receive significant restoration of funding.

2013 Year in Review: Perspectives by the Judicial Leadership of the Contra Costa Superior Court

2013 Year in Review: Perspectives by the Judicial Leadership of the Contra Costa Superior Court

In these following articles, Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.

Pittsburg Courthouse - 2013 Year in Review

Pittsburg Courthouse – 2013 Year in Review

Two major changes implemented this year significantly affect jurors assigned to the Pittsburg court. First, the Pittsburg court now conducts felony jury trials, and second, our jury panels are now countywide.

Supreme Court Justices Are People Too: A Review of Sonia Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World”

Supreme Court Justices Are People Too: A Review of Sonia Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World”

What is fascinating about this book is not just what is on the surface—her personal experiences with poverty, race and affirmative action—but also what is implied: The disenfranchisement of the Hispanic race and the historic lack of focus of the civil rights movement on Latino issues.