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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t believe another year has passed and it is time to write a new report about Juvenile Court.
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 …
The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.
Meet your new Board Members: Michelle Ferber and Katherine Wenger.
Meet the chairs of our 20 sections and find out why you should join…
The CESQD creates and organizes the moot court competition as an arena for students to hone and showcase their analytical, persuasive and speaking skills.
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.
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.
In these following articles, Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.
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.
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.
In juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, criminal cases and traffic infractions, the court will provide an interpreter, free of charge, if a person who is charged with a crime has limited English proficiency.
The economic downturn has affected the criminal justice system in Contra Costa County. The deep budget cuts, furloughs, realignment and court closures have had a profound impact in our county on the way the law is meted out, prosecuted and defended on a macro and micro level. The accused have less money to hire counsel and, once hired, less money to do the things necessary for us to effectively represent them, raising additional ethical dilemmas.
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.
Since this issue is about the future of legal education, it was decided to ask about the future of the subject directly, by inquiring of today’s law students. The following thoughts are courtesy of several students at Contra Costa’s JFK University College of Law.